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PHILIP (John, late Sgt., 2nd Bn. DCLI) Reminiscences of Gibraltar, Egypt & the Egyptian War, 1882 (From the Ranks). 1st Ed., xvi+159pp., portrait frontis. (of the author in the uniform of the Aberdeen City Police). Aberdeen: Wyllie & Son. 1893  #59840
[HLMainPic] Mostly concerns the 1882 campaign, when the author was present throughout the operations incl. Battles of Kassassin & Tel-el-Kebir: a number of adventures engagingly told. Endorsement by Lt.-Col. W.B. Browne, CO of the 2/DCLI in 1893, states: "Having served in the battalion, & been an eyewitness of most of the scenes which Sergeant Philip so graphically describes, I have much pleasure in testifying to the accuracy & truth of his sketches." Orig. green cloth, gilt title & regimental badge to front, rubbed & worn o/w VG & very scarce with 1894 ownership inscrip. of C.J. Early 2/DCLI. See illustration on our website.   £145




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