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Lee Moore

Lee's interest in the late Victorian British Army was kindled when he was 12, and watched 'Zulu'. Since then, while his interest in history has widened - in 2013 he gained a PhD in Roman political history from University College London, and has lectured at Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, and King's College London - his first love still remains. He is currently working toward publishing catalogues of British and allied casualties for the Transvaal War (1880-81), Egyptian War (1882) and Sudan Campaigns (1884-99).

He currently works in research and development in the NHS, and lives in Sussex with his wife and two children.

The Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882 was arguably the highpoint of British military achievement during the late Victorian age. While the war is now largely forgotten, at the time it elicited great public interest, and the nation's press teemed with letters home from Her Majesty's soldiers and sailors at 'the seat of war', as well as from civilian participants mixed up in the conflict. This work aims to be the first complete compendium of those letters home from the war which appeared in the contemporary press. As such, it offers a novel and direct insight into the participants' experiences and emotions on campaign and in battle, recorded in their own words while still in the field, and related back to their friends and loved ones at home.

Lee Moore
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