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Vanished Armies (Shire General) [Hardcover]

Ae Miller
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10 Oct 2009 Shire General
Please find below the link to down load the missing plate 15

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications; First Edition edition (10 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747807396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747807391
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19.6 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 642,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fascinating and highly informative reference source. Highly recommended. --Military Modelcraft International

This is a lovely book that will appeal to the heart as well as the mind. --Miniature Wargames

I thoroughly recommend this book without reservation if you are interested in uniforms; even if you are not it is a splendid thing to look at - and it helps the Ogilby Trust --The Society of Friends of the National Army Museum

About the Author

Archibald Ernest Haswell Miller was a Scottish soldier, painter and historian. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1906 and 1909, becoming a probationary Professor and traveling to study in Paris, Vienna, Munich and Berlin. It was during these travels that he painted the majority of the figures in this book. He served with the 7th (Blytheswood) Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry in Gallipoli, Palestine and France, during which service he was awarded the Military Cross, attained the rank of Captain, and continued to sketch and paint as opportunities arose. He became a prolific painter of military portraits and his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and elsewhere.
For the last 25 years of his life Haswell Miller was an advisor to the Army Museums Ogilby Trust. He died in 1979 aged 92

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of vanished armies 1 Mar 2011
An otherwise excellent book full of colour illustrations which are of great use to those interested in military uniforms of the time period - just before the First World War The book is well produced generally, marred only by Plate 15 being omitted - being replaced by a duplicate of Plate 14 which replaces it. Looks like careless proof reading. At the time of writing I have not been contacted by the publishers after requesting a replacement of the correct page - to insert as a loose leaf. The book is a godsend both to those interested in military history, focussing as it does on the development of the last flush of colourful uniforms - before khaki swallowed most of it up - and of course, military modellers. Highly recommended - even with a plate currently missing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulous artwork 30 May 2013
By HK Hand
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The artist AE Haswell Miller (Glasgow-born in 1887) travelled widely in Europe in 1908-1914, making amazingly detailed colour sketches of the elaborate army uniforms of the time. British uniforms were also included in equal detail. When the First World War came, he was an officer in a famous TA battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, awarded a Military Cross (MC). Remarkably, these sketches & watercolours were only found and published as this book in 2009. Beautifully produced, and highly recommended to anyone with an interest in military dress.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing 25 Nov 2009
By R. Webb
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am afraid I found this a little disapointing.In fact my copy had the same illustration printed twice.I contacted the publisher and was sent a print to insert myself!.Apparently the whole print run was faulty I believe.
The illustrations are fairly well detailed but not spectacular.They do however cover a large portion of the armies in Europe at the time and as such are interesting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars vanished armies 22 Feb 2010
one page missing, the main one i was interested in about the cameronians, so have two pages the same, not good enough
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5.0 out of 5 stars precioso 12 Feb 2010
un libro de pequeño formato de una calidad excepcional.
una corta introdución al artista y al editor.Y desde ahí un fascimil de los cuadernos de viaje de un joven militar-pintor aficionado a los uniformes de su tiempo.
lo recomiendo.
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