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KHARTOUM 1885:  GENERAL GORDON'S LAST STAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 23., Featherstone, Don.  (Donald).  General editor David G. Chandler.
1 Featherstone, Don. (Donald). General editor David G. Chandler. KHARTOUM 1885: GENERAL GORDON'S LAST STAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 23.
London Osprey 1993 185532301X / 9781855323018 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Cilla Eurich. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, maps, battle plans, reproductions, uniform studies. "The fall of Khartoum and the death of General Gordon at the hand of the Mahdi's army constituted one of the most colourful and controversial episodes of Britain's military history - a seemingly unfeeling Imperial government had 'let down' one of the nation's heroes. Here, Donald Featherstone, well known for his many books on military subjects and wargaming in particular, focuses especially on the battles fought by the relief columns." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign stragegy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - area of faint dis-coloration of two title letters on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Hills, R.J.T.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Hills, R.J.T. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520274 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Formed as heavy cavalry for Cromwell's spartan army (The Blues) have soldiered with the same steady qualities for over three centuries. For the c harge of a squadron of the Royal Horse Guards is no light thing: at Dettingen and Warburg, Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir, many an enemy fell to the heavy cavalry swords. Sir Garnet Wolsely once asked a badly wounded trooper of The Blues what h a d h a p p e n ed to his assailant. 'I cut him in two, Sir,' was the immediate reply. The Blues fought on foot at Abu Klea, where their action in closing the square saved the column but cost them their colonel; used machine guns to deadly effect i n t he G re at W ar ; were the first troops into Brussels in 1944 (something of a race, one leading armoured car was commanded by a steeplechaser, another by a Master of Foxhounds); and even resorted to donkeys in Cyprus. Amalgamated with The Roy al D rag oon s i n M arc h 1 969 The Blues and Royals, as the new Regiment is now known, may still be seen on ceremonial duties outside Whitehall; it would be wise, however, not to forget their fighting record." Includes music for the Regiment al M arc h. Min or b rown ing to p ages , light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, small bump at bottom of spine - minor bump at top. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. creasing and tiny tears at bo ttom of spin e - a rchiv ally tape d, li ght browning o spine and flap-folds/top edge, one small closed tear, light water stains on inside of spine and at top/bottom inside of front flap-fold/flap top edge, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/ Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
Arthur Baker, London, (1975). 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "...drawing upon contemporary diaries and reports of campaigns ranging from the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, South Africa and India to the First and Second World Wars, (the author) has recreated some of the many acts of heroism performed by the British soldier. Futile though some of them may have eventually proved, such as the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and the tragic stand at Maiwand, there is no doubting the outstanding courage of their perpetrators. The words of men who were present at the scenes of conflict described here, successful or otherwise, speak more clearly and movingly than any second hand account." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD

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