Mountain Warfare. Memoria Technica.
Derajat, October 1919.
First and only edition, apparently unrecorded. Remarkable pocket aide memoire for officers covering all aspects of campaigning on the frontiers; on the march, in camp, foraging, “Destruction of Villages”, “Intercommunication between O.P. and Artillery”, “Aeroplane Co-operation”. Ownership inscription inked to the upper panel of the wraps; “Please return to Hector Campbell, Guides”. Hector Campbell was educated at Haileybury College and Sandhurst. His entry in Who Was Who sketches out his career: ‘Entered Army, 1897; Captain, 1906; Major, 1915; Lieut-Colonel, 1921; Colonel, 1925; Brigadier, 1931; with 1st Gordon Highlanders during Tirah Expedition, 1897–98, present at action of Dargai (medal and 2 clasps); China Expeditionary Force, 1900 (medal); European War, 1914–18, Egypt, Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine (despatches twice, 1914–15 Star, two medals, DSO); Military Adviser-in-Chief, Indian States Forces, 1931–34; retired 1934’. [This borrowed from Richard Ford, revise]. Some corrections, and annotations to the text, particularly in the section on the destruction of villages. Small snap-shot photograph of ?Campbell loosely inserted.
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Duodecimo. Wire-stitched in the original printed grey card wraps. 26 pages. Wraps just a little rubbed, touch of foxing at the fore-edge, very good.