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Battersby, H. F. Prevost

In the Web of a War

Published: Methuen, London, 1901

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Methuen's Colonial Library edition. Crown 8vo; original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pp. xii + 297 + (iii) + publisher's catalogue; frontis. portrait and three battle plans. Cloth a little soiled; upper hinge just starting; some moderate spotting and regular light browning throughout. Good condition. (Hackett, p. 128; Mendelssohn I, p. 96) "An account of the advance to Bloemfontein and Pretoria by a correspondent of the Morning Post. The narrative is followed by chapters on 'The remaking of an army'. Appendices include - The march of the 6th Division from Modder River to Bloemfontein, statistics in reference to killed and wounded, notes on climate, etc." - Hackett: South African War Books, p. 10. 'A sketch of the South African War (1899-1902), from the departure of Lord Roberts from England to the capture of Pretoria. The author is by no means an optimist, and is often a severe critic, even General French not escaping. At times Mr. Battersby has grave censure for the Boer whom he describes as "a creature of talk, a thing of pretences," but he relates many touching episodes about them, and is evidently quite unbiassed. The book ends with several chapters on "The Remaking of an Army," and among the appendices is a note on the climate of the veld.' - Mendelssohn.
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