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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 169

The latest copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen, the quarterly journal of the Victorian Military Society) was delivered whilst on Saturday, and I finished reading it last night.


The articles included in this issue are:
  • Burnaby's Deadly Weapon: A recent addition to the Household Cavalry Museum's collection by Christopher Joll
  • Guards Mounted Infantry in South Africa, 1901-02 by Dr Andrew Windrow
  • VMS Seminar: Invasions Scares and the 'Battle of Dorking'
  • Diehards commemorate Zulu War Hero
  • Alexis Soyer visits the British Military Cemetery at Haidar Pasha by Dr Mike Hinton
  • British Army General and Generalship, 1837-1902: A review of recent literature by Dr Harold E Raugh, Jr.
  • Book Reviews
  • About the VMS
Yet another issue that was full of interesting articles. As Frederick Burnaby is a particular hero of mine, the first article in this issue was of great interest to me, and the advertisement for the forthcoming seminar reminded me that I really ought to consider booking a place.

10 comments:

  1. An interesting list of articles- could you expand on what Dr. Andrew Windrow's article covers please? It may overlap with some academic research I'm doing atm.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      The article specifically looks at the formation and history of the Guards Mounted Infantry and the contemporary doctrine of non-cavalry mounted troops.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Thanks for that Bob. Do you know if the society sells individual copies of the journal?

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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    3. Pete.,

      I'm not sure if they do. If you follow the link in my blog entry, it will take you to the VMS website.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Sadly no. They seem to offer a small selection of back issues but stopping in 2011.

    After a quick bit of googling Dr. Winrow's PHD thesis is available online btw.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      That is a pity ... and a lost opportunity for the VMS to 'spread the word' and to generate some income.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Very much so. If it is not too much trouble Bob, would a scan of the article be possible?

    MTIA.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      As you want to use the copy of the article for non-commercial academic research, I can certainly do as you ask. All I ask is that you give due acknowledgement to the author and the VMS.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Thanks Bob- that is very much appreciated. Do you need my email address?

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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    3. Pete.,

      That would be very helpful. Contact me at bobthetemplebuilder @ gmail.com (but leave out the gaps!), and Ill send the scan back to you as soon as I can.

      All the best,

      Bob

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