THE STORY OF THE GUIDES.

Younghusband, Col. G. J.


£40.00




MacMillan, new ed., 1911. Xvi + 248 pp., frontis., + 15 photo-plates. Full blue calf, school presentation binding ; school gilt armorial to front ; raised bands, gilt title & two gilt ills., to spine ; t.e.g. ; marbled e.p.'s ; 17 x 11cm. Some rubbing to calf on edges & spine ; school presentation label & stamps to prelims o/w V.G. This is a history of the Queen's Own Corps of Guides who owed their name and origins in 1846 to Sir Henry Lawrence who died a soldier's death at Lucknow. It was the purpose of the Corps of Guides to act, at a moment's notice, as guides to troops in the field ; to collect trustworthy intelligence beyond as well as within allied borders ; and to take hard blows on the frontier and in the wider field. Chapters include : First Steps in War ; The Fighting Around Mooltan and After ; The Capture of the Fort of Govindghar ; On the Frontier in the 'Fifties ; The Story of the Dilawur Khan ; The Great March to Delhi ; Twenty Years of Minor Wars ; The Massacre of the Guides at Kabul ; The Afghan War, 1878 ' 80 ; War Stories ; The Adventures of Shah Sowar and Abdul Majid ; The Relief of Chitral ; The Malakand, 1897 ; The Home of the Guides. With fifteen photograph plates, this copy is beautifully bound in full navy calf with gilt and raised bands.


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