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SA Auction #91 begins on 27 May 2021

US Auction #7 begins on 17 Jun 2021

J.E.M. Thursby Attwell

The Fighting Police of South Africa

Published: not stated, Pietermaritzburg, not stated

Edition: First thus

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Paper covered boards are grubby and paperblock is cocked. Some rippling evident to inside front board. Retailer's marking to fep. Page 67 has a 2cm closed tear at the fore-edge. A loosening of the binding between pp 96-97. 207pp with a few illustrations.

From the introduction: 'this book is not by any means exhaustive, but the gentle reader may find it to be what I hope it is - not a historical record of the Police Forces of South Africa, but a few interesting facts where honour, courage and self-sacrifice play a great part.' there are chapters on, amongst others, Isandhlwana, 1879; Rorke's Drift; The Bambatha Rebellion; the Rebellion of 1914-15; The Zandfontein Disaster;The Black Police of South Africa.

Printed by The Natal Witness.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: Octavo
  • Sold By: Chapter Two
  • Contact Person: Su & Ray Smethurst
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0317622462
  • Preferred Payment Methods: VISA; Mastercard or eft
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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