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Neill's "Blue Caps"

Wylly, Colonel H.C.

Published by Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., n.d. [c. ], 1923
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For Private Circulation Only. Being the Record of the Antecedents and early History of the Regiment variously known as the East India Company's European Regiment, the Madras European Regiment, the 1st Madras European Regiment, the 1st Madras European Fuziliers, the 1st Madras Fuziliers, the 102nd Royal Madras Fuziliers and the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Compiled from the Works of Brigadier Neill, Colonels Harcourt and Bird, and from the Notes and Manuscript of Major Dale. In two Volumes. Vol I - 1639-1826. Frontispiece & 17 other b/w illustrations & 6 Maps. Contents: 1639-1747 The Beginnings of the Regiment; 1748-1751 Siege of Pondicherry, Capture of Devicotah, Action at Volconda, Capture and Siege of Arcot, Action of Arnee; 1751-1754 Siege of Trichinopoly, Action of Cauverypauk, Surrender of D'Auteuil and Law, Battle of Bahoor, Relief of Trichinopoly, Actions of the Golden Rock and Sugar Loaf Rock; The Battle of Plassey; 1757-1760 The Defence of Fort St George, Wandewash - "The Battle which gave us India"; 1760-1767 Siege and Capture of Pondicherry, Colonel Joseph Smith's Operations; 1767-1781 The Opening of the Mysore War; 1781 The Battles of Porto Novo, Pollilore and Sholinghur and the Relief of Vellore; 1782-1793 Battle of Arnee, The Siege of Cuddalore, The first War with Tipoo Sultan; 1793-1819 The Mysore, Mahratta and Pindari; 1821-1826 The First Burmah War. Vol II - 1826-1914. Frontispiece & 31 other illustrations & 2 Maps. xii, 229 pp. Contents: 1826-1856 The Second Burmah War; 1857 The Indian Mutiny, Actions at Futtehpore, Pandoo Nuddi and Cawnpore; The Indian Mutiny, The First Relief of Lucknow; The Second Siege of Lucknow and the Second Relief, The Withdrawal of the Garrison and Relieving Troops; 1858 Defence of the Alam Bagh and Recapture of Lucknow, The End of the Mutiny and Return to Madras; 1859-1870 The Transfer from the Company to the Crown, The 102nd Regiment (Royal Madras Fusiliers) Proceed on their First Tour of Home Service; 1870-1899 Home Service; Gibraltar, Becomes the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Ceylon, Home Service Again, The Outbreak of the War in South Africa; 1900-1902 The War in South Africa; 1903-1913 Service in Malta, The Ionian Islands, Egypt, India, Back to Madras; Appendix: Victoria Crosses Conferred During the Mutiny. Both Vols - marbled blue eps. Armorial bookplate of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers on feps. Texts very clean throughout and bindings very sound. Bound in royal blue cloth boards with gilt crest on front boards and gilt lettering on spines. Bottom of spines lightly rubbed. Overall condition VG+. A very fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 8017

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Title: Neill's "Blue Caps"

Publisher: Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., n.d. [c. ]

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

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