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Author Name:    MILLER, A. E. Haswell MOLLO, John (ed.)

Title:   Vanished Armies : A Record of Military Uniform Observed and Drawn in Various European Countries During the Years 1908-14. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Shire Publications, Oxford, UK, 2009, ISBN:9780747807391 

Seller ID:   115735

MILLER, A. E. Haswell. Vanished Armies : A Record of Military Uniform Observed and Drawn in Various European Countries During the Years 1908-14. With notes and memories of the days before 'The lights went out in Europe' in the year 1914. Edited by John Mollo. (Oxford, UK) : Shire Publications, (2009). First Printing. Pp (3),4-128. Illustrated in Colour. Large 8vo [7.5 by 10 inches], red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Painted in the early 1900s by A. E. Haswell Miller, a Scottish artist and army officer with a fascination for military dress, this unique collection of British and European military uniforms now appears in print for the first time. Haswell Miller travelled widely in Europe as a young artist before the outbreak of the First World War, faithfully recording the rich variety and ostentation of contemporary uniform, knowing that these variations were starting to disappear. From1914 this trend was greatly accelerated as Europe went to war and swathes of enlisted men and officers were clothed in simpler unitorms and materials. During his service in that war, he continued to paint and sketcn wheneverthe opportunity arose, and this collection of plates includes several comp leted during and after the war. These watercolours and his notes, accompanied by supplementary information from editor John Mollo will be of interest to researchers and serious students of military history, as well as those with a more general interest in the development of military dress." (from the dj). Contents : Preface; Editor's Preface; Introduction; Uniform in Life;Great Britain; The German Empire; France; Austria-Hungary; Belgium; Hollan d; Italy; Portugal; Russia; Spain; Sweden; Select Bibliography; The Army Museums Ogilby Trust; Index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00


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