A good narrative history, presented to a high standards. Many individual officers and men are mentioned in the text, also details of awards and casualties. After giving the expected summary of events in the 19th Century, the author devotes half of his pages to WWI (The Western Front, Egypt, and East Africa). There is also a complete chapter on the Third Afghan War (1919). An attractive book, readable, a good general account. Apps: list of former COs idem other officers (for the period 1849-1930, some with biographical details). 3 photos, one map.