A Casebook of Military Mystery by Raymond Lamont-Brown

A Casebook of Military Mystery by Raymond Lamont-Brown lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military section.

Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: Ghosts are just as likely to play a game of billiards or make a broadcast as they are to rattle chains or appear headless in draughty corridors of gothic mansions, and this intriguing and often spine chilling book includes both traditional and more with it phantoms. Ghosts of Cromwellian cavalrymen, Lancastrian pike men and Roman legionaries jostle for attention with World War II spectral bombardiers, ghostly Korean mercenaries, phantom GIs and ex-army tram drivers.

together accounts of ghostly sightings from all over the world, including France, America, Sweden, Turkey, the Far East, Germany and, of course, from Great Britain. Many of them are unexplainable and all are fascinating.

However, this occult survey is not restricted solely to apparitions of the dead. Lament Brown provides an in-depth study of the emergence of military occultism which took the form of idolatry, superstition, taboos, necromancy, divination, astrology and cults reflected in flags and badges.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the price clipped dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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