Leo Cooper, 1st ed., 1970. 303 pp., 31 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Foxing to edges o/w Nr.FINE. Nearly forty years after his death, when this book was written, Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien was often remembered more for being a general of the First World War who was dismissed from his command, than for his masterful rear-guard action at Mons and his distinguished military career prior to this war. This book set out to put that record straight by showing the earlier highlights of Smith-Dorrien's distinguished career : his personal gallantry as a regimental officer in the battles of Isandlwana and Omdurman and in South Africa, culminating in the climax of his career in France during the First World War. It demonstrates, tragically, that a great soldier can be brought down by jealousy and spite. UNCOMMON.