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Frederick Spencer Chapman (1907-1971), Explorer, mountaineer, jungle warfare expert and author

Sitter in 11 portraits
Mountaineer, author, soldier and schoolmaster. Chapman took part in expeditions to the Arctic (1930-1, 1933), and the Himalayas, including a successful attempt on Chomolhari in Tibet (1937). During the Second World War he became an expert in guerilla tactics, spending over three years behind Japanese lines and earning a DSO and Bar.

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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x10721

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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1939
NPG x81749

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Frederick Spencer Chapman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x10715

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