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Pillars of Empire. Being a series of Portrait Studies and Character Sketches. E Brett Young. Undated (latest date mentioned is May 1915). Ardath Tobacco Co, London proprietor of State Express Cigarettes

Text on one page, photo opposite

6 bios of:
King Geo V
Hardinge, Viceroy of Indi
Borden Premier of Canada
Fisher, PM of Australia
Massey, PM of NZ
Botha, PM of South Africa

6 WW I scenes with battle descriptions incl:
The sinking of the German ship Bluecher
Bengal Lancers
Aus & NZ landing party on HM Battleship, Dardanelles
Aus landing at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli Peninsula
Aus and NZers at Anzac Cove
NZers at the Pyramids – Sir George Reid inspecting 8000 NZers of the !st Contingent


Unpaginated (approx 28 pages); 12 very large sepia photos tipped in; large s/covers, cord binding, one staple (rusty); good condition; pages browned; a few creased page corners
Inside clean and tidy
Covers detached; insides foxed; edges chipped and torn
Rear also has large repaired tear; front has scratch; paint smear

A very scarce book with good descriptions of 1st World War action and great large clear photos. 39 x 25 cm


Text Copyright 2015
Collectible Books, Napier




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