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by Edward P. Lowry


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Fellow travellers and chaplains throughout the boer war of. and is continued till after the time of the breaking up of the Guards' Brigade. PRETORIA, March 1902.

To the officers, non commissioned officers, and men of the guards' brigade this imperfect record of their heroic daring, and of their yet more heroic endurance is respectfully dedicated, in token of sincerest admiration, and in grateful appreciation of numberless courtesies received by one of their fellow travellers and chaplains throughout the boer war of.

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Whether the average Boer understood the real purpose for which he was called to arms seems doubtful; but his .

Whether the average Boer understood the real purpose for which he was called to arms seems doubtful; but his leaders made no secret of their intention to drive the hated "Roineks" into the sea, and to claim, as the notorious "Bond" frankly put it, "all South Africa for the Africanders. Its valiant burghers were vanquished in one serious conflict with the natives; and, emboldened thereby, the Zulus were audaciously threatening to eat them up, when Shepstone appeared upon the scene. I thank my father Shepstone for his restraining message," said Cetewayo. The Dutch have tired me out; and I intended to fight with them once, only once, and to drive them over the Vaal.

With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back.

The Guards in the last of the Queen Empress's warsThese are the doings of the Guards Brigade as experienced by one of their number-a padre-through the Great Boer War. The inexorable slowness of the British column, the heat and dust of the South African terrain, sickness within the troops, the elusive Boer enemy often just beyond reach except during lightning fast close encounters, the suffering and displacement of the civilian population and the retaliatory burning of farms all appear within the pages of this first hand experience of the British Army's most renowned regiments on campaign at the turn of the twentieth century.
With the Guards' Brigade During the Boer War: On Campaign from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back download epub
Historical
Author: Edward P. Lowry
ISBN: 184677621X
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: LEONAUR (March 4, 2009)
Pages: 228 pages