Europe's Greatest World-War; A Thrilling Story of the Most Sanguinary Struggle of All the Ages, Its Battles and Strategy; With a Concise Account of the Causes That Led the Nations of Europe Into the Awful Conflict

Europe's Greatest World-War; A Thrilling Story of the Most Sanguinary Struggle of All the Ages, Its Battles and Strategy; With a Concise Account of the Causes That Led the Nations of Europe Into the Awful Conflict

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... for me to tell you that all is quite well with me. It is true they had to amputate my wrist, but the operation was highly successful. How could it be otherwise'! I am with the best folks in the world, -nursed like a child of the family. Visits, each more affectionate than the last, I don't lack. ' "Enough of myself. I needn't tell you that I am anxious for both your poor Lorraine and our poor France. Shall I be a long while before I can fly toward Nancy? " ' Trailing a wing and dragging a foot.' It is La Fontaine who gives the answer. "In the meantime a thousand kisses and hoping to see you soon. GERALD. " General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, hero of the historic retreat of the English from Belgium, has long been known as one of the best fighting oificers in the British army. From his entry into the service in 1876 down to and through the Boer war, he saw almost constant service in the field, extending from Zululand to the northwest frontier of India. Educated at Harrow, he joined when 18 years old the Sherwood Foresters. At the disastrous battle of Isandula, in 1879, he was one of the few ofiicers who, by his athletic powers as runner and swimmer, escaped the Zulu warriors and lived to take part in the battle of Ulundi, when King Cetewayo was finally disposed of. He was mentioned in dispatches, and since then honors have fallen fast upon him. General Smith-Dorrien was in the Egyptian campaign of 1882, in which year he raised and commanded a corps of mounted infantry, and in 1885, with his mounted infantry, did good work at Suakin. Returning to Egypt in 1898, he took part in the Nile expedition, and was present at the battle of Khartoum, and in the subsequent operations in...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919416
  • 9781236919410