The Chronicle of Private Henry Metcalfe
and other particulars, collected and edited by
Sir Francis Tuker
Cassell & Company, 1953, [First Edition], colour frontispiece, 6 colour plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, dustjacket age marks to inside front and back covers, pages yellowed, dustjacket yellowed, some surface wear (see photographs)
'This little book is, in the main, printed from the manuscript of the chronicle of a Private in the 32nd Regiment of Foot which bore the brunt of the defence of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny. It is an unpolished, highly personal account of an experience which happens to have become a part of British History, relating impressions so spontaneous that they conjure up, as no carefully written treatise could do, the feeling of 'being there'. in these pages lives an infantryman of a hundred years ago - a soldier with sore feet and sardonic views on Brass Hats very close to his counterpart of today.'