Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Mad Mitch's Tribal Law


I've just started reading this book on the role of Lt Col 'Mad' Mike Mitchell and the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders in the withdrawal from Aden. It's had mixed reviews but it is very interesting and obviously well-researched. It's all good background for my on-going Britain's Small Wars post-colonial skirmish project, even if I veer off in an imagi-nations direction rather than stick to the purely historical. He was certainly a character and very much a modern equivalent of that great Victorian military maverick Col Fred Burnaby. Stirring stuff indeed!

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