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Smith-Dorrien   2 Books
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CASSAR (George H.) The Tragedy of Sir John French. 1st Ed., 324pp., 16 illus., 19 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Newark, USA: Univ. of Delaware Press. 1985  #56977
[HLMainPic] Scholarly assessment of the BEF's first C-in-C, replaced by Haig in the aftermath of Loos. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
SMITH-DORRIEN (Gen. Sir Horace) Memories of Forty-Eight Years Service. 1st Ed.., xii+522pp., portrait frontis., 9 plates, 27 maps/plans. Murray. 1925  #53896
[HLMainPic] Extraordinarily active career: Zulu War (Isandhlwana); Nile & Suakin; Tirah; Omdurman; Boer War. GOC II Corps in Retreat from Mons, Le Cateau &c. when - famously - he stood to fight & saved the BEF although the ensuing enmity with Sir John French led ultimately to his dismissal. Orig. black cloth, gilt, sp. sl. dull as usual, lacking rear ep o/w about VG with armorial bookplate of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, another bookplate recording presentation of this copy in memory of Col. Sir John Hall, author of 'The Coldstream Guards in the Boer War' et al., to the Guards Club Library, & a bookplate of a later owner. See illustration on our website.   £75

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