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Gen. Custer Full-Length Colour Uniform Plate Source ?
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I found an excellent portrait photograph of Gen. Custer on the net, but hoped someone could supply me with a book title, which contains a full-length colour plate of Gen. Custer at the time of LBH, rather than during the ACW, of the same detail (and scale ?) as A.W.D. in the book - 'Zulu: Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift 22-23 January 1879.' by Ian Knight ?

Most of the images that I've seen of Custer in books, are of him in a battle scene, in prints, paintings, (and posters), but not as an individual image.

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Asking the Custer Association of Great Britain, you'll get their link on http://www.westernerspublications.ltd.uk/CAGB%20Index.htm I'm sure someone there should be able to help you.

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Many Thanks John

I've had a look at the site, plus the links they recommend. I tried to register on the Message Board of one of the sites, but must have done something wrong. My name is there, but I can't post my question.

Interestingly, on the CAGB site itself, the main Non-Western (?) book they have illustrated for sale is 'Hill of the Sphinx' !

Perhaps, they also see a comparison between the 2 battles ?

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I know where there's such a thing. I'll try a scan at the weekend and see if I can get something fairly decent for you.

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Thanks Mike

It's a pity Windrow & Greene didn't add LBH to their 'Silver Series' (?), of which Ian Knight's title mentioned above was part of - the colour plates being one of it's plus points. Nice-sized book as well.

I used to have the others about Culloden and Balaclava, which I think were also in the series.

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Yes they are nicely presented books. There is also one on the Pathan uprising of 1897 and one on the 21st Lancers at Omdurman.

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PS. Does the Custer image have to be a certain image size in terms of centimetres?
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If I managed to get a book, with a good quality, detailed colour plate of G.A.C. (in his LBH uniform) of a size at least similar to those plates included in the Osprey series titles, which a photocopied enlargement can be made of, in order to be of equal scale as A.W.D.'s , then that would be great.

Although I have a good photocopier, there are many images which don't photocopy well when making enlargements, small details become unclear, lines not defined, etc. A colour plate which is/or almost the same size already as A.W.D.'s would be perfect.

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Last weekend flashed by and I didn't get to do the scan but I promise to do better this weekend Coll.

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