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Famous British regiment

Arthur Griffiths

Famous British regiment

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Published by T.F. Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain -- History, Military

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Major Arthur Griffiths.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA65 .G8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 152 p.
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6610307M
      LC Control Number18017177
      OCLC/WorldCa4974651


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The extra book (THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS) is not labeled as a "Famous Regiment" book, but follows format. Its dust jacket is a full color painting, not the regimental emblem on white as are the others. Most volumes are signed by both Horrocks & the author. This is a list of British Army cavalry and infantry regiments that were created by Childers reforms ina continuation of the Cardwell reforms.

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