Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War
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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4.7-inch naval guns Anglo Boer Anglo-Boer Army artillery b/w illustrations balloons Battle of Bergendal Battle of Spion bayonet blockhouse Boer commando Boer positions Botha British soldier bullet burghers buried Captain captured charge Chrissiemeer Christiaan de Wet coetzer Colenso Colonel Commando Concentration Camp death Delarey died Digby Jones Dullstroom Elandslaagte enemy English escape farm farmhouse February fighting fire Fuller grave Greylingstad Griffith guerrilla gunner Hardback headstone Heidelberg Heidelberg Commando heliograph horse Ian Hamilton infantry Johannesburg Joubert killed Kloof cemetery Kruger Krugersdorp laager later Lieutenant Lord Lydenburg Macdonald March memorial Monument National Scouts night attack officer ordered Pakenham Pretoria prisoners Ransford Regiment Reitz retreat Rifle Brigade River Royal Royal Field Artillery Schikkerling Schoeman shell shot side Siege of Ladysmith Smith-Dorrien Softback South Africa Spion Kop story surrender took train Transvaal tree trenches troops Tucker Tugela veld Veld-kornet Viljoen Wagon Hill Waterval Onder whilst wounded