London: Methuen & Co., 1898. Original red diapered cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Portrait frontispiece, 16 illustrations, 1 large folding map to rear. 232 pages. Name of previous owner in front. Wear to the outer boards edges. First edition.
In 1897 Murray (1872–1962), later 8th Earl of Dunmore, but best known by his courtesy title Viscount Fincastle, went to India as a lieutenant in the 16th lancers, also acting as a war correspondent for The Times. He received the Victoria Cross for attempting to rescue a colleague at Nawa Kili, Upper Swat, under heavy and close fire, becoming the only journalist to be so honoured. The frontispiece reproduces a photograph of Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, who commanded the Malakand and the Buner Field Forces, relieving the garrison during the siege of Malakand.
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