Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Soldiers of the Queen (No.147)

Amongst the pile of post that awaited me when I got back was the latest issue of the Victorian Military Society's quarterly publication, SOLDIERS OF THE QUEEN.


I have been a member of the VMS for some years, and I recommend membership to anyone who has an interest in the military history of the mid and late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The latest issue contains articles entitled:
  • Tailors and commission-jobbing: the seamy side of the Victorian army
  • Burnaby the spy: Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby: An unreported trip to Russia and unattached letters from Russia and Turkey
  • Ottoman Uniforms of the Crimean War
  • Vignettes of Victoria's Generals: Field Marshal Hugh H Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
  • The Siege and Storming of Delhi, 1857: Overview and Research Bibliography
  • Book Reviews
This looks like being an issue that will be of particular interest to me (I am a member of the unofficial 'Fred Burnaby Fan Club'!), and I look forward to spending time reading it later this week.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    A timely reminder so my membership has been paid!

    No prizes for guessing what I shall look forward to reading though!

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    Glad to have been of assistance!

    The article on Ottoman uniforms is quite interesting, as is the one about Fred Burnaby.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Bob, I have been looking for a long tome for a copy of Ted Herbert's Handbook for Colonial Wargamers, which was published by the VMS in 1976. Do you know if there is any way of acquiring a copy from the society?

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  4. The Old Metal Detector,

    That booklet has been out of print for a long, long time ... and I doubt that the VMS would be able to supply you with a copy now.

    That said, an individual member might have a copy somewhere on their shelves. Are you after a copy of a copy or will only an original do?

    All the best,

    Bob

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