26 FEBRUARY 1910, Page 26

The Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith. Edited by G. C.

Moore- Smith, MA. (John Murray. 2s. 6d. net.)—Nine years ago the Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith, covering some forty years of active service, was published, together with some supplementary chapters from the pen of the editor. Here we have a portion con- taining the first fourteen years, including the unlucky affair of Buenos Ayres (1806-7), the Peninsular War (from after the battle of Vimiera in August, 1808), the North American Campaign, Waterloo, and the Occupation. Not the least interesting story is how Sir Harry met his future wife in the midst of the sack of Badajoz, where she had just come out of a convent-schooL All this is really a great acquisition at so modest a price.