Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War

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Covos Day, 2000 - History - 168 pages
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This often touching, sometimes hilarious book does not focus on dates or military strategy, nor does it attempt to condemn or vindicate the people involved. Rather, it focuses on the human interest stories that flavored this, "The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars". From the humorous story of the Boers firing shells laden with plum pudding on Christmas day into the beseiged town of Ladysmith to the tragic Legend of the Flowers, this volume is sure to entertain, educate and inspire.

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Milne's interest in the Anglo-Boer war spans 30 years. He has tramped the battlefields and the graveyards across the length and breadth of the country. He is an Honorary Curator of the National Monuments Council and serves on the Committee of the Archaeological Society.

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