The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939-1945 Published by G. Bell and Sons Ltd - London - 1950 11.5" by 8.5" running to 790 pages A substantial and authoritative book illustrated throughout with coloured and monochrome plates, and twenty-six coloured maps crucial to the understanding of the various campaigns that raged across the world. The book provides a detailed insight into the various ‘must win’ campaigns including sketches of battle scenes, regimental colours, equipment used and portraits and photographs of leading military figures. The book provides an comprehensive roll of honour section listing those who died in action. The Royal Artillery (RA), is the artillery arm and regarded as the backbone of the British Army. During WW2 The Royal Artillery comprised of 960 gunner regiments comprising of more than one million men and women. This particular edition commemorates the service of Sydney James Dodd, 362/139th Jungle Field Regiment which was attached to 7th Indian Division. Sydney Dodd was sadly killed in action February 6th 1944 whilst serving for the 14th Army in Burma, he was just 24 years old. Accompanying the book is a colour front panel from the original dust cover, two period photographs of Sydney Dodd (one in civilian clothing and one in military clothing), a period photograph of a couple who we believe to be his parents, a Regiment Christmas card including personal message and original Order of Service booklet for the commemorative service held at St Paul’s Cathedral December 4th 1945, this service was held in memory to all ranks who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2. Produced in blue cloth binding with gilt armorial detail to the front board. In good condition externally with just a few light marks and some light bumping. Internal binding is still firm. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Inside front cover includes the personal dedication to Sydney. Fold out maps are still present, colour prints are still true in colour. A rare opportunity to acquire such a detailed historical record and personal insight into one of the brave men and women who gave their lives to secure our freedom. Lest we forget. £185.00 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you.
The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939 - 1945, G. Bell & Sons London - 1950