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POYNDER (Lt.-Col. F.S., MVO, OBE, MC) The 9th Gurkha Rifles Vol. I 1817-1936. 1st Ed., xx+275pp., frontis., 15 photos., 17 maps (some fldg.). Printed by Butler & Tanner for the RUSI. 1937  #62983
[HLMainPic] The rarest (alongside Petre's 1st GR) of the mainstream Gurkha histories, "produced to the finest standards of Butler & Tanner in their hey-day. The narrative is well-written & full of interest, with excellent supporting appendices... the WW1 coverage is superb. The 1st Bn served initially on the Western Front with the Indian Corps & then joined 2nd Bn in Mesopotamia." - Perkins. Also a brief account of events before 1914, post-war Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1919-24 operations. War services of British officers, awards roll, Roll of Hon. for British & Gurkha officers, &c. Orig. black & green cloth, silver gilt to sp. & front, little rubbed, VG indeed & rare. See illustration on our website.   £325


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