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1918 INFANTRY TRENCH STANDING ORDERS 42nd EAST LANCS

A superb and rare privately published copy of an officers Trench standing orders / Aide memoire as they are now called.

Inside page has printed design ` 42nd East Lancashire Division - Go One Better with various battle honors
to the page corners .

Published in February 1918 the outer cover is very grubby compared to the inside which gives me no doubt this book was issued and actually used.

Sections include :

questions a commander should ask himself in the trenches :

Are my Lewis guns ammo and bombs clean and in good order ?

Where are my bomb stores located ?

Are my parapets and fire steps bullet proof ?

Am I doing constant repair work on the wire ?

Are my men drinking water from un authorized sources ?

Am I making the best use of my Scouts & Snipers ?

Have I done every thing in my power to protect and safe guard my men ?

` I AM HERE FOR TWO MAIN PURPOSES : to do as much damage to the enemy and told my part of the line in all circumstances `


This is not a war office officially published example but a small scale example printed directly for the 42nd East Lancashire division possibly in very small numbers making this a desirable item

Code: 52103Price: 125.00 GBP


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LONDON IRISH RIFLES VICTORIAN WALKING OUT CANE

A rare and desirable Victorian crown walking out cane to the London Irish Rifles .

Condition :GOOD / Used ,generally very fine condition , silver top has bumps and dings and slight age cure to the cane owners Initials carved In so possible research project.

Code: 52102Price: 95.00 GBP


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VINTAGE BULLION MARKSMAN QUALIFICATION BADGE

Early style manufacture with press stud fittings to the rear/ good used condition.

Gorgeous looking badge

Code: 52101Price: 25.00 GBP


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RARE MACHINE GUN CORPS PHOTO

Excellent original post card photo of a member of the Machine Gun Corps with his sweet heart or perhaps sister, nice image of the rare M.G cloth battle patch.

Condition : Good / used

Code: 52099Price:


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AN EXTREMELY RARE BRITISH 1945 DATED JUNGLE PONCHO

A near impossible to find example of this rare item ' good clear 1945 date broad arrow mark and manufactures details
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VERY clean supple condition the black marking lines are clear and not faded .the odd mark an nick to the material and stains - that's It.

This is the second of several items from the same clearance ( please see the tropical stove container listed )

In genuine fine supple -NOT dried out condition .

First I've every owned and I don't expect to see another .

Code: 52098Price:


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JUNGLE ISSUE SOLID FUEL STOVE / FUEL CONTAINER RARE ITEM .

An extremely rare and near unobtainable item of late war jungle issue kit.

Green painted tin with twist off lid includes the rubber and card board protector for the top , alas no stove is present BUT there are 3 original solid fuel tablets still present ( one with slight chip )

Condition :GOOD /used , fine through out with clear readable details on the lid, slight paint stain to bottom edge which should gently scrape off .

A very rare desirable item

Code: 52096Price: 70.00 GBP


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KHAKI & GREEN AUSTRALIA AT WAR 1943

A hard back copy of this rare book published in 1943 , generally light hearted stories and general history of Austrian soldiers in the first few years of the war.

Cover is fine with usual edge corner bangs / inside clean and complete ,

PLEASE NOTE , postage charge to Australia is a ` guestimate` any oer charge will be an immediate refund after parcel is weighed and shipped

Code: 52095Price: 18.00 GBP


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LEATHER COSH / PRESS GANG POLICE / TRENCH RAID .

First offered this item a few months back but placed it `on hold` as an accurate verification was in doubt, it is offed again here with out any historic description as positive identification is as yet beyond me .

It has been described to me as any and every thing from a Victorian naval cosh to German police cosh ........

What ever it is it is very well made and obviously old , has a lead filled tip.

Code: 52094Price:


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GERMAN HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD ( 2 )

A 1930`s German Hunting association award , possibly pre Nazi period beautiful detail.
Condition :GOOD.

Complete with ribbons and backing plate.

If any one can give me a more accurate date please do .

Code: 52092Price: 20.00 GBP


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GERMAN HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD ( 1 )

A 1930`s German Hunting association award , possibly pre Nazi period beautiful detail.
Condition :GOOD.

Complete with ribbons and backing plate.

If any one can give me a more accurate date please do .

Code: 52091Price: 20.00 GBP

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