The Shop; The Story of the Royal Military Academy

The Shop; The Story of the Royal Military Academy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...by this self-possessed English boy, and was presently much taken by his ready answers to a few simple inquiries about artillery drill. Coffey left the room a full-blown sous-lieutenant. He joined the 21st Army Corps, fought in one or two skirmishes, was appointed A.D.C. to the General commanding the artillery of the corps, fought in more battles, and was promoted lieutenant. He was honourably mentioned in despatches and recommended for further advancement. On the conclusion of the war he returned home; and in view of the special circumstances of the case, and the distinction he had gained, he was permitted to return to the Academy. His reception by his comrades was magnificent, and the memory of his extraordinary feat will never die in the annals of the "Shop." Monsieur E. Valentin, who had been instructor in French at the R. M. A. since 1860, resigned his appointment this year, and also crossed the Channel to fight for his country. He served with great distinction, his conspicuous gallantry gaining him high promotion, the Cross of the Legion of Honour, and, in after years, the Senatorship of "Lyons and the Provinces of the Rhone." CHAPTER VTI. THE "SHOP" IN THE 'SEVENTIES. Reminiscences, by an " Old Cadet"--The Prince Imperial--Time Table, 1872--Alterations in Admission--Three Terms to a Year--The Under Officers Reduced in Number--The Waterloo Sword--Sir Lintorn Simmons--The Amalgamation of Woolwich and Sandhurst--The Powers of the Captain of the Cadet Company--The First Board of Visitors--The Cricket Ground Enlarged--The West Wing Extended--Alterations in Buildings--The Fire of 1873--The Story of the "Tombs"--An "Old Cadet" on the Food and a Cricket Match--Two Gr. C.'s and a Mortar....show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585577
  • 9781236585578