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B N Reckitt

The Lindley Affair

A Diary of the Boer War

Published: A. Brown & Sons Ltd, 1972

Edition: First

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Hardcover in red cloth. 52 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped.

"It is said that the true history of a nation is implicit in its people, and certainly the world's historians owe much to the diaries of those who actually took part in the events they record. Drop by drop the truth is distilled from such eyewitnesses and this small volume surely adds a valuable facet to the official records of the British involvement in South Africa at the turn of the century."

"This personal record gives an account of how he enlisted as soon as war broke out in October 1899, was transported to Cape Town, given a minimum of training there and then travelled by train and horseback with a supply column for Lord Roberts' army at Johannesburg, which was attacked on the way by a Boer Commander under Piet de Wet and forced to surrender. This must be typical of the many volunteer soldiers, who undergo long periods of travelling and of boredom and the, suddenly encountering the enemy in a brisk engagement, find that so far as they are concerned the war is over..."

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 145 mm x 225 mm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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