Greaves (General Sir George Richards) Memoirs…


Written by himself. Foreword by Field-Marshal Earl Haig.
London, John Murray, 1924

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 15/-.

A scarce work in the original dust-jacket; an impressive autobiographical study by a man of equally impressive military standing, with a career spanning almost 35 years and seeing action in India, Africa and Sudan, as well as service in New Zealand and Cyprus. The foreword is by Field-Marshal Douglas Haig, a divisive figure in military history, garnering the unfavourable, and possibly unfair, moniker ‘The Butcher of the Somme’ for his strategic role in WW1.

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