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MACREADY (Gen. The Rt. Hon. Sir Nevil, Bart., GCMG, KCB) Annals of an Active Life. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 694pp. in all., portrait frontis. & 15 plates in Vol. I, portrait frontis. & 15 plates in Vol. II. Hutchinson. nd [1924].  #58587
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce memoirs. Macready was commissioned in the Gordon Highlanders 1881 & served in Egypt 1882 (Battle of Tel-el-Kebir &c.) with the 1st Bn., then with the 2nd Bn. in the Boer War (Siege of Ladysmith) & on the Staff. Having received the CB, he was appointed Asst. AG at the War Office in 1907 & helped form the TF. He then commanded a Brigade before returning to Staff duties. In 1914 he was sent to France as Adjutant-General of the BEF, then in 1916 became AG to the Forces - a very senior appointment - & was an influential figure in supporting Haig's efforts on the Western Front. In 1920 he was sent to command troops in Ireland, there fighting a counter-insurgency war against the IRA during the Irish War of Independence, presiding over a crucial period in Irish & domestic politics. Much of importance on this period. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sps. sunned, some staining, o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

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