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Military History - Colonial & Other Wars - General Section
Colonial & Other Wars - General Section
This section features all of the important conflicts following the English Civil War, through to the end of the 19th Century. This was the period that saw the meteoric rise of the British Empire, the breakaway of the American Colonies - followed by their own bloody Civil War & many wars in far flung dominions. 
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NAVAL BRIGADE DESPATCHES

"Copies of Despatches in Regard to the Naval Brigade in South Africa" during the Boer War. Originally published in 1901, this 1983 edition was limited to 110 copies of which this copy is no. 49.

1983, Boer War Books, , ,< C-01>,58pp, 2 plates, folding map, large format, green cloth, near fine, number 49 of 110 copies, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 11843-01..............................£30.00 

OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR: THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900

A limited edition reprint, published on the 100th anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War, of the German General Staff Official History of the War in South Africa. They were produced for the instruction of officers and contain reviews of the theatre of war, the forces, tactics, armaments and equipment. There are analyses of the battles of Colenso, Magersfontein and Cronje, plus events in Natal and the Southeast of the Free State up to the relief of Ladysmith

1998, Battery Press, Limited edition reprint, 0898392853,< C-01>,2 Volume set: Vol I 280pp, 9 maps, 2 illustrations. Vol II 374pp, 9 maps, 5 ills, New - Green cloth with black/gold lettering, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 27696-02..............................£56.00 

THE DELHI MAGAZINE VCs

On 11th May 1857 nine soldiers defended the Magazine of Delhi for more than four hours against large numbers of rebels and mutineers. Eventually they blew it up to save the armamenet falling into rebel hands. Only three of the defenders survived and they were subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross. This is a very scarce pamphlet produced by the Royal Army Ordnance Corp for its museum. It contains a contemporary account, map, biographical notes of the medal recipients, and information about the memorial.

1988, Private Regimental Pub., , ,< C-01>,14pp photographs, map., very good in card covers., , CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 34942-01..............................£25.00 

THE STORY OF THE GOOD SHIP BOUNTY AND HER MUTINEERS AND MUTINIES IN THE HIGHLAND REGIMENTS

Bound with THE STORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY. An unusual volume 'Printed for The Booksellers' in London in 1880. It is the full story of the mutiny on HMS Bounty in 1789, followed by accounts of seven mutinies in Highland Regiments of the British Army between 1743 and 1795. There is then a bound in, but separate 224 page book, recounting the Indian Mutiny 1857-58. The whole volume is bound in embossed, decorative brown leather with an attractive raised coloured floral emblem on the front board. There is light foxing and slight water staining internally, but all text is good and the binding is tight.

1880, Private Publication, , ,< C-01>,384pp, frontispiece illustrations, Good, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 8290-01..............................£40.00 

CRAZY HORSE AND CUSTER
by Stephen E Ambrose

On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the Little Bighorn in Montana , where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two warriors would soon be forever linked: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. Their parallel lives would lead to an inevitable clash between two nations fighting for possession of the unspoiled grandeur of the Great Plains of North America

1975, Pocket Books Inc, , 0743468643,< C-01>,526pp illustrations, maps., Used paperback, spine creased., , CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 22059-03..............................£3.00 

TAMING THE JUNGLE: THE MEN WHO MADE BRITISH MALAYA
by Pat Barr

Dustjacket faded, with tears. Page edges browning. British rule, or, the Residency system as it was then known was officially introduced into Malaya in 1874 but the first British resident J W W Birch was murdered by hostile Malays a year after his appointment. Eventually the Residency system became firmly established and the British gained considerable economic and political control in every major state in the Peninsula. The authorsuses contemporary material to describe the lives and times and also looks at the careers of leading personalities including Frank Swettenham. Hugh Low, William Maxwell and Hugh Clifford

1978, Readers Union, , ,< C-01>,172pp illustrations, , ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 37115-01..............................£5.00 

THE ANGLO-BOER WARS
by Michael Barthorp

The campaigns and battles of the British and Imperial forces in South Africa, from the early skirmishes in the 1830s and 1840s, to the 1st and 2nd Boer Wars at the end of the 19th Century. Barthorp outlines Britain's attempts to deprive the Afrikaners of the independence they had striven for since the seventeenth century, not only during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 but also in earlier clashes since Britain had acquired the Cape of Good Hope in the Napoleonic War

1988, Blandford Press, , 0713716584,< C-01>,176pp, 172 illustrations and photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography, index, fine in dw, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 6443-02..............................£10.00 

A QUEST FOR GLORY: MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT HOWE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by Charles E Bennett and Donald R Lennon

George Washington's forgotten general. With the outbreak of war in 1775 Howe was appointed colonel of the Second North Carolina Regiment, later becoming commanding general of the Southern Department. His forces were defeated by the British in Savannah in December 1778 and he rode north to join Washington's army. As division commander in the New York Highlands he participated in the defence of West Point. He presided over the courts-martial of Generals Benedict Arnold and Alexander McDougall.

1991, Univ North Carolina Press, , 0807819824,< C-01>,205pp, 6 ills, 4 maps, Out of print. A new copy, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 27844-01..............................£12.00 

DOWNFALL OF THE DERVISHES
by E N Bennett

A scarce, contemporary account of the final Sudan Campaign of 1898. Burgundy cloth, top board a little marked, bright gilt titles and decoration (crossed flags) on top board, top half of spine very faded, 1 map is missing at page 104, foxing at endpapers, internally sound.

1899, Methuen, 3rd edition, ,< C-01>,255pp + 48pp of Methuen's catalogue, 3 plans, 1 map missing, Good, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 15487-01..............................£20.00 

DIE DEUTSCHE REVOLUTION: GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN BEWEGUNG VON 1848 UND 1849
by W. Blos

A history of the Revolution that occurred in Germany in the mid 19th Century which shook Europe. Includes details of the revolution in Austria and Prussia. German Text.

1893, Dietz Stuttgart, , ,< C-01>,viii + 670pp,illustrations., scarce - 1/2 leather covers worn, pages browning, Ger.text,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 25801-01..............................£28.00 

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