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The Fifteenth (Scottish) Division 1914-1919
Edinburgh: Wm Blackwood & Sons 1926 - VG- signed first edition. Blanchard A69. A comprehensive record of this famous division during the Great War. The division was involved in many of the major actions of the war and included such well-known regiments as the Black Watch, the Camerons, the KOSB, the Royal Scots, the HLI and the Gordons, amongst others. 5 members of the divison were awarded the Victoria Cross and John Buchan's brother. Alastair, served in the division and fell at Arras. 489pp Red cloth; gold lettering; divisional symbol on front board; frontispiece and 8 other illustrations; 18 maps in pocket inside the rear cover. There are 11 appendices which cover such things as battle orders, casualties, honours and awards. There are printed notes in the margins. The book is in excellent condition internally. The binding is generally bright but there is some patchy fading on the front (water splashed on it?)and the lettering on the spine has dulled a little. Of great significance is the fact that this copy has an inscription by John Buchan which reads, as far as JB's execrable writing can be made out "F Smith from John Buchan in memory of his old division. Elsfield. Dec 1932". FE Smith, Lord Birkenhead was a close friend of JB but this may be another F Smith. In the context of the WW1 centenary this rare signed copy is of great significance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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