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The Soldiers of London by Major R. Money Barnes (1963 Hardback)


£20.00

Imperial Services Library Volume VI

Good condition used 1963 First Edition
Hardback with price-clipped Dust Jacket.

Published by Seeley Service and Co., London.
Author: Major R. Money Barnes.
Illustrations by the author.
Approx dims: 245mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

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The Soldiers of London by Major R. Money Barnes (Imperial Services Library Volume VI)

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 1963 First Edition Hardback with price-clipped Dust Jacket.

Published by Seeley Service and Company Ltd, London.
Author: Major R. Money Barnes.
Illustrations by the author.
Approx dims: 245mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

Good price-clipped condition dust jacket with some sunning/ stains to back cover, slight creasing to edges, slight rubbing and some signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition green cloth boards. 376 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with colour frontis plate, 11 other colour plates, 8 monochrome illustrations on plates and 66 b&w full-page drawings by the author. No inscriptions. Top right corner of first inside blank page clipped. Slight foxing and sunning to page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Soldiers of London by Major R. Money Barnes :

An entirely new and original work by Major R Money Barnes, author of A History of the Regiments and Uniforms of the British Army. These Regiment Stories are of absorbing interest be it about Soldiers, Volunteers, Territorials or Regular Troops. A lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London.

Military history of every regiment which was first formed in London. Also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service.

There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms. Plus many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames.

During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day. The story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage.

In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene.