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Title: The Queen's Malabars (the Old 200th): A Not So Famous Regiment.
Description: London, Leo Cooper. 1970, First Edition. (ISBN: 085052055X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Osbert Lancaster. 93 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. A tongue-in-cheek take-off of the 'Famous Regiments' series. "The untrammelled deserts of the Army List (restricted) can offer no oasis of information; Whitehall's hallowed sanctuary can only look askance at the casual enquirer who asks: 'Who are the Queen's Malabars?' In all the dark corners of the earth, in all the torrid zones of the extremities previously defended, nay, patronised by the British Army, the 200th Foot have always distinguished themselves by their steadiness in adversity, by their utter fearlessness in the face of the foe, and by their universal joie de vivre, elan and esprit de corps. It was the 'Old 200th' who put Waterloo on the map (27 miles to the south-east of its original position), who held Barnard Castle against the attacking hordes of Bashi-Bazouks - even when the supply of Gevrey Chambertin '38 gave out, who fought the Royalists to a standstill at Chalgrove and defeated the Ironsides in one afternoon, the fighting regiment who walked around the Maginot Line even before the demolition of the Siegfried Line had been completed. With the honesty bred of such men as these one can truly say: 'There has never been a regiment like the Queen's Malabars' - and there can certainly never have been a regimental history like this." Very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of flap- folds and spine, very light browning, minor soiling, corner crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Humour, Humor, Regimental History, Ficticious, Queen's Malabars, British Army. , Uniforms, Mottoes, India, Berlin, Silver, Marches, Scandal. 085052055x Osbert Lancaster.

Price: US$ 12.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 18621

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