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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Quotations from material in the Royal Archives appear with the gracious permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Other use of Crown copyright material in the National Archives (Public Record Office) or other repositories is by permission of Her Majesty’s Controller of Stationery. I should like to acknowledge permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland, the Trustees of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire (Salisbury) Museum, the Trustees of the Military Museums of Devon and Dorset, the Trustees of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Museum and the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives to quote from papers in their archives. I am particularly grateful to Mr A. Massie for permission to quote from numerous archival collections in the National Army Museum and for every effort made to trace the owner of the copyright of Sergeant Hooper’s typescript diary (and, if the latter makes himself known, his assistance will be acknowledged in any future edition of this book). I am also obliged to Mr Nick Russel for permission to quote from the correspondence of Sir Archibald Hunter in the Sudan Archive, University of Durham, and to Mr James Methuen Campbell for permission to quote from the papers of 3rd Baron Methuen in the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office.

I should also like to acknowledge the assistance of Dr P. B. Boyden (National Army Museum), Ms Samantha J. McNeilly (Royal Archives), Richard Childs (county archivist, West Sussex Record Office), Lieutenant-Colonel P. A. Crocker (Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarfon Castle), Mr R. McKenzie (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum), Mr T. B. Smyth (The Black Watch Archive), Lieutenant-Colonel A. A. Fairrie (Highlanders Museum), Lieutenant-Colonel D. Eliot (Light Infantry Office, Taunton), Lieutenant-Colonel R. A. Leonard (The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester), Lieutenant-Colonel D. Chilton (Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Museum, Salisbury), Major M. Everett and Mrs C. Green (Royal Regiment of Wales Museum, Brecon), Mrs J. Hogan (assistant keeper, Archives and Special Collections, University of Durham), Mr Robin Harcourt Williams, (librarian and archivist to the Marquis of Salisbury), Mrs A. S. Elsom (Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment), Major L. H. White (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Museum), Mr Tony Cox (Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Headquarters), Mr Norman Newton (Inverness Library), Ms S. Malone and Mr B. Smith (Gordon Highlanders Museum), Mr G. C. Streatfeild (Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum), Miss Judith Hodgkinson, Mr Durrant and Ms Jacqueline A. Minchinton (Northampton Museums), Mr P. Donnelly (King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster), Ms M. Lindsay Roxburgh (Royal Engineers Library), Mr Terry Knight (Cornish Studies Library, Redruth, Cornwall), Ms J. Brown (Plymouth Central Library), Ms Janet Williams (Lichfield Library), Mrs V. Allnutt (Bristol Central Library), Mr Wilf. Deckner (Somerset Studies Library), Ms P. M. Robinson (Reference Library, Salisbury), Mr N. Kingsley (Gloucestershire Record Office), Ms Z. Lubowiecka (Hove Reference Library), Mr A. Crookston (Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office) and the staff of: Inter-Library Loans (Brotherton Library, University of Leeds); Education Department (Aberdare Library); Local Studies (Central Library, Bradford); Local Studies (Cardiff); Local Studies (Chichester Public Library); Local Studies (Dorchester); Reference Library (Hereford); Reference Library (Newport); Reference Library (Leeds); Liverpool Record Office; the British Library Newspaper Collection (Colindale); the British Library Asia Pacific and Africa Collections; the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London; and the National Library of Scotland.

I am also grateful for a Small Research Grant from the British Academy, a University of Leeds Study Leave Award in the Humanities and a Research Leave Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

Finally, I should like to express my thanks to various colleagues who have assisted me in this project, namely: Professors F. R. Bridge, J. Gooch, R. D. Black and P. Hammond of Leeds University; Professor B. J. Bond, formerly of King’s College, University of London; Professor I. F. W. Beckett, formerly of the University of Luton; and Professor K. Jeffery of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. I am grateful to David Appleyard for the services of the Graphics Support Unit, Leeds University, in preparing the maps; and to Peter Harrington, Anne S. K. Brown Military History Collection, Brown University, Rhode Island, for his assistance in finding an image for the cover of the book. I am most grateful to Fiona, my wife, for her helpful proof-reading and to Robert and Amanda for bearing with their father during the writing of this book.

Edward M. Spiers

July 2003

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