The Times. History of the War. Vol. I, Part 4, September 15.

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Original publisher's black and white illustrated wrappers with staple binding. Light brown accent decoration and text on front cover. Front cover also shows a portrait photograph of Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener. 8" x 12." Pages 121-160, complete. Black and white photographs and illustrations, complete. Advertisements on back cover and inside of back cover. Text at the bottom of the back cover: "Printed and Published by The Times Publishing Company, Limited, Printing House Square, London, E.C." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Slight discoloration to the covers and slight edge wear. A Fine copy. The Times: History of the War, was a weekly subsidiary publication of The Times newspaper, which had been founded in 1785 as the Daily Universal Register. Its name was changed to "The Times" in 1788 and still operates to this day under the same title. This issue includes Chapters VII, VIII, and IX under the titles, "The British Army," "The Armies of the Dominions," and "The Native Indian Army," respectively. Some of the topics of Chapter VII: "Cardwell's Linked Battalions," "The Professional Army and the Citizen Army," "The Napoleonic War," "The Franco-German War," "The South African War," "The Haldane Reforms," "Drafts and Establishments Between 1904-1913," "The Infantry Division," and "Medical Service." Some of Chapter VIII's topics: "Importance of Sea Power Generally Understood," "Lack of Organization of Imperial Land Forces," "The Dominion in Advance of the Mother Country," "The Australasian and New Zealand Systems," "Defence System of South Africa," and "The Defence Act of 1912." Some of Chapter IX's topics: "Britain's Position in India," "Indian Troops at Malta," "The Gurkhas," "What Is a Sikh?," "Difficulties of Creed and Caste," and "Abolition of the 'Colour Line' in War." Chapters VII, VIII, and IX also feature many reprinted photographs and illustrations, some of which are full-page. Some of the depicted subjects in the photographs and illustrations include Brigadier-General H. H. Wilson, Field Marshal General Sir John French, Major-General Pulteney, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Lieutenant-General Sir Douglas Haig, Army motorcyclists, London Scottish Rifles, Irish Guards, Dublin Light Infantry, Queen's Own Oxford Hussars, Gordon Highlanders, "a Maxim gun on new tripod," "British troops at Havre," "Canadian Troops. The Queen's Rifles," "The Newfoundland Naval Reserves (Canada)," "Typical Gurkha Rifles," "Indian Cavalry: A Typical Sowar," and "A Veteran Subada-Major of the 45th Rattray's Sikhs."