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GORDON (Major A.A., CBE, MVO, JP, late Major, 9th [Highlander] Bn. The Royal Scots) Culled from A Diary (1867-1939). Foreword by Lord Mottistone [aka Gen. Jack Seely]. 1st Ed., x+214pp. VG in rather chipped dw. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. 1941  #59912
[HLMainPic] In his Preface the author states that "Most of what I have written deals with the years 1914-22 & is taken from brief diaries made at the time..." He was Attaché to the Military Household of the King of Belgium, Leopold I, 1915-20, & earlier, in 1914, went to Belgium with a consignment of material for the relief of Belgian refugees; was present at the Siege of Antwerp, where he had several meetings with the First Sea Lord - Winston Churchill - & also met Col. Seely for the first time (he became Seely's Orderly Officer, & Seely writes in the Foreword that "I owed so much to his kindly help & fearless action during the brief but dramatic siege of Antwerp in 1914"). This period is described with much interesting detail in the main text & the Appendix reproduces his diary of events at Antwerp from 6th-12th October 1914, being a contemporary Report requested by Churchill. Most interesting on this period & other events of the author's life. VG & scarce, especially in dw. See illustration on our website.   £65


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