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South Wales Borderers. 2nd Battalion.


Published: Swiss & Co., Army Printers, Devonport, No date (circa 1902)

Edition: First edition

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First edition:125 pages, folding batttle plan (the action at Karree) as frontispiece - Boer and British positions outlined in blue and red - the map is detached from the rest of the text, the spine is cracked and worn, uncancelled ownership stamp of this unit on the front free end papers, the back hinge is very weak, original white and dark green cloth, regimental crest and title in gilt on upper cover, a good copy.

One copy listed in A South African Bibliography volume 2 page 411:

Hackett ( R.G.)South African War Books, an Illustrated Bibliography Boer War Books, page 77: Campaign record from October 11th, 1899 to May 31st, 1902. The Battalion joined Lord Roberts' force at Ramdam in February 1900 and took part in subsequent operations to the fall of Pretoria. In the Transvaal the 2nd Batt. engaged in column work and garrison duties mainly in the south-western sector. The Borderers were the main part of a detachment forced to surrender at Modderfontein, of which action a full account is given. The record includes a summary of services of the Mounted Infantry sections, lists of casualties, deaths from disease, names of officers on active service and a list of honours and awards gained.

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 12mo (140 x110mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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