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I have belatedly read of the death of the author Major Michael Barthorp.  In our field his best remembered work is his The Zulu War: A Pictorial History.

For further details on Michael, please see:
https://www.familynotices.je/moreinfo/51295/barthorp-major-michael-john

My late friend Kenneth Griffith had a term to describe such a loss in the Victorian Wars community: There’s another redcoat on the floor.

Thank you Michael for your splendid books and articles.

Rest in Peace.

JY


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PostSubject: Re: The Death of Michael Barthorp   The Death of Michael Barthorp EmptyThu Feb 15, 2018 12:49 pm

That pretty much says it all John. Interestingly I was looking at my well thumbed version yesterday looking for a particular drawing.
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Hi

As I mentioned on another thread, when I was 13ish, I used my Christmas money to get two books - The Silver Wreath being one and the other was A Pictorial History...... by MB.

Along with Michael Caine, Michael Barthorp is probably as much to blame for my stupid questions on this forum.

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PostSubject: The death of Michael Barthorp    The Death of Michael Barthorp EmptyFri Feb 16, 2018 12:55 am

Well said JY , and like you Frank I was flicking through my copy of the Pictorial History only a couple of days ago , looking for a photo . Sad News
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I really like Pictorial History, a good concise version and well illustrated. RIP Salute Salute
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