XVTH (THE KING'S) HUSSARS 1759 TO 1913.

Wylly, Colonel H. C.


£150.00




1st ed., 1914. X + 564 pp., frontis., guarded + 31 plates, of which 12 are cold., + 3 maps. Original blue cloth; gilt armorial & title to front; gilt title to spine; 26 x 19cm. 1 facsimile plate (Sir Walter Scott in b&w as with original) + 1 plate loose; spine starting to fray at ends; a small section of pencil annotations; o/w V.G. (See illustration, p. 90, above). This book is the predecessor companion to Lord Carnock's history of the 15th The King's Hussars in the First World War, available earlier in this catalogue. The volume here covers the history of the Hussars from the time the Regiment was raised on 21st March, 1759, until 17th January, 1913. Chapters include a detailed account of The Seven Years' War, the Campaign in Flanders, the Expedition to the Helder, the Corunna Campaign, the Vittoria Campaign, the Pyrenees and Orthes, Toulouse and the End of the War, Waterloo, the Afghan Campaign, the Boer War, as well as periods of home service etc. in between and a concluding chapter on Uniform and Equipment. Appendices provide information on Records of Services of Officers. Army List Rolls from 1760 to 1913. Roll of Lieutenant-Colonels Commanding. Peninsular Medal Roll. The "Honours" of the Regiment. Waterloo Medal Roll. Roll of Warrant Officers. Notes on Sport. Words and Music of "Sahagun" and "The Bold King's Hussars". The Regimental March. Complete with an index, thirty-one plates, of which twelve are coloured, and three maps. A VERY SCARCE regimental history.


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