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Title: Soldiers - Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001
Description: New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 2002, First. (ISBN: 0375412069). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket. Stated First American Edition. xi + 331 pages. 18 photographs. The book explores the lives of nine British soldiers or 'Chelsea Pensioners', whose wartime experiences span the 20th century. A particularly British institution, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was opened in 1692 and, like Les Invalides in Paris, it was designed to provide a secure home for indigent veterans. Three hundred years later, it is still serving its original purpose, and its residents - who have seen action from Passchendaele to Anzio, from the Malayan emergency to the Mau Mau uprising, from Aden to Indonesia - are perhaps a more traditional breed of soldier than can be found anywhere else. As New/As New.

Keywords: Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea Pensioners 0375412069

Price: GBP 12.00 = appr. US$ 17.14 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 011066

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