The reminiscences of Colonel Walter Dunne were discovered after lying hidden in the archives of the Royal Corps of Transport for nearly a century. Written for the first issues of the Army Service Corps Journal in 1891, they provide a rare insight into some seldom recorded aspects of the campaigns in South Africa between 1877 and 1881.
A young commissary in his mid-twenties, Dunne was to be unique among Imperial officers in that he was engaged in all the wars fought during the period, the last Kaffir War, the Zulu War, the Sekukuni War and the first Anglo-Boer War. He took part in the celebrated defence of Rorke's Drift, when he was recommended for the Victoria Cross. Two years later he was at Potchefstroom in the Transvaal, where 213 British troops hedl out for 96 days against the Boers in a tiny makeshift fort the size of a tennis court. After suffering 75 killed and wounded they were forced to surrender only by the approach of starvation.
Illustrated with 50 photographs, contemporary engravings and maps. Foreword by Major General Julian Thompson.-Frontispiece.192 pages text with supporting illustrations and maps. Very clean copy.
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- Size: 14 X 22.5cm