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Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.