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W. K.-L. Dickson

The Biograph in Battle - Its Story in the South African War. Related, with Personal Experiences, by the author. (1901)

Published: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1901

Edition: First Edition

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xix + 296pp. Contents clean, boards a bit rubbed. Illustrated from photographs and sketches.

'Mr. Dickson was a man to reproduce actual battles by the biography in the South African War. He obtained some unique privileges and permits from the military authorities, "so that he saw and heard things which probably came within the ken of no other civilian...he was able to get photographs of things which never before came into the eye of the camera." He succeeded in recording the annexation ceremony at Bloemfontein and the hoisting of the British flag at Pretoria, thus preserving the actual living representation of these important events for future generations. Mr. Dickson, who left England in October 1899, went through the Natal campaign under General Buller, and he gives some vivid accounts of several of the engagements. Returning to Cape Town after the relief of Ladysmith, he proceeded to the Orange Free State and Transvaal, and was in time to witness many stirring scenes in these countries.' - Mendelssohn Vol. I, page 470.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: Cr. 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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