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PostSubject: Mansel letter?   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:17 pm

Snook mentions a letter from Mansel that records 50 24th lying in a group that he further suggests
belong to A Company 1/24th.

Does anyone know where this Mansel letter is from or where it is quoted in full as Snook does not give foot notes.

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PostSubject: Mansel Letter    Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:54 am

Hi DB
Yes that's the problem with the Snook accounts .
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PostSubject: Re: Mansel letter?   Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:59 am

Bonjour Sam,
It's a leter written to Edward Durnford, quoted in particular by Jackson in Hill of The Sphinx.
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PostSubject: Re: Mansel letter?   Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:23 am

Hi 90th good to see you back Very Happy  I agree lack of sources just does not make sense.

Frederic, Thanks very much for tracking it down i shall have to try obtain a copy! Salute


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PostSubject: Mansel Letter    Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks DB , always good to be back .
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PostSubject: Re: Mansel letter?   Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:53 pm

Sam,
Hill of the Sphinx, p.48 fn. 3a.

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PostSubject: Re: Mansel letter?   Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:05 pm

Sam,
There is an another source about "the fifty corpses" but the unit and the Coy (A Coy according to Snook) is not mentioned.
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PostSubject: Re: Mansel letter?   Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:13 pm

Frederic

Thank you again you've saved a grateful student some money tracking a copy of it down ! Very Happy Very Happy

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