1939. First Edition. Remarkable story of events, by the author, then a Major in the West Yorkshire Regiment, appointed Company Commander of recently formed Royal West African Frontier Force, and ordered to the relief of Kumasi, capital of Ashanti 140 miles away and accessible only by jungle tracks, with a native column, through a hostile population. The town then held a European population of 3,800 including the unfortunate Governor and his wife, and was under siege by 40,000 Ashanti tribesmen, described as "unconquered, ferocious and bloodthirsty".
The dust jacket is tanned on the spine and has several marks on the front cover. There is one small tear at the top corner. Not price clipped. Some tanning and light speckling on the first two free endpapers. The text is all very clean. The outer edge of the text block has speckling, but this does not go into the book.
A very good copy rare with the dust jacket.