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    Letters from the Empire: A Soldier's Account of the Boer War and the Abor Campaign in India (Spellmount Military Memoirs) (Paperback) By (author) Stephen Morris

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    DescriptionThe new series of "Spellmount Military Memoirs" provides rare and sought-after texts for the collector of classic historical works, together with rigorously selected personal narratives never before in print - destined to become classics in their own right. "Letters from the Empire" is one such work. From 17 trunks of correspondence and photographs in a Lakeland attic comes this eyewitness account of a soldier's life at a pivotal moment in the history of the British Empire. Allan Marriot Hutchins, handsome, quick-witted and adventurous, was one of thousands of young men who, in 1900, volunteered to fight the Boers in a war that foreshadowed the later carnage of the twentieth century, fought with maxim guns, heavy artillery and bitter reprisals against guerrillas and civilians. Allan served as a yeomanry trooper in South Africa and later as a commissioned officer in India where he distinguished himself in the Abor campaign to secure the little-explored frontier between Assam and China. His letters home and the letters he received, his diaries and thoughts paint a picture of both the man and the wheels of history turning.

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    Letters from the Empire
    A Soldier's Account of the Boer War and the Abor Campaign in India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752465180
    ISBN 10: 075246518X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    LC classification: U
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    13 January 2012
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    Author Information
    Stephen Morris is a professional photographer and book designer, the author of several local history books and editor of the Bristol Review of Books. He has worked with the descendants of Allan Marriot Hutchins over several years to collate and edit this astonishing archive.