Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
Edited and Annotated, with an Introduction…London: David Bogue, 1881 Stock Code: 127150
First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter sic Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War they focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts While unquestioning of the British presence in Afghanistan, the variable quality of British generalship does not pass unnoticed. Although written by various individuals, they form a coherent whole in theme and prose quality" (Riddick). Ashe was also author of The Story of the Zulu Campaign (1880) and translator of The Military Institutions of France (1869).
Octavo. Original brown pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettering to spine, geometric panelling in black to the front board and blind to rear board, pale yellow green floral sprigged endpapers.
Binding furbished, spine rebacked, tips consolidated, some pencil marks in text erased.
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