Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O. by John Guille Millais | Project Gutenberg

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Biography of Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O., 25th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, killed in action on 4th January 1917 at Beho-Beho, German East Africa (now Tanzania). A famed big-game hunter, his adventures served as the inspiration for H. Rider Haggard’s fictional hero Allan Quatermain. Naturalist J. G. Millais, his biographer, served in British Naval Intelligence during the conflict.

CHAPTER I: 1851-1865
CHAPTER II: 1865-1870
CHAPTER III: 1871-1875
CHAPTER IV: 1876-1878
CHAPTER V: 1879-1880
CHAPTER VI: 1881-1885
CHAPTER VII: 1886-1889
CHAPTER VIII: 1889-1892
CHAPTER IX: 1893-1896
CHAPTER X: 1896-1907
CHAPTER XI: 1906-1907
CHAPTER XII: 1908-1913
CHAPTER XIII: 1914-1915

New York: Longmans, Green and Col, 1919.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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