ASHANTI 1895 – 96.

McInnes, Ian. &Fraser, Mark.


Chippenham, 1st ed., 1987. Xii + 145 pp., frontis., map + various photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 21 x 15cm. FINE. Colonel Sir Francis Scott led the campaign of 1895 into the interior of West Africa to capture the King of Ashanti, Premph, and senior chiefs. This was the last campaign in which the British Army wore red tunics. It produced a long casualty list of dead and fever victims and was to prove a training ground for the 129 officers, 34 of whom subsequently rose to Generals rank. For this successful undertaking 2,500 Ashanti Stars were awarded. This is a roll of British and West Indian recipients of the Ashanti Star, often with considerable personal detail, and in addition the authors provide details of other medals earned, previous and subsequent service, together with diaries, photographs, and other previously unpublished material.

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