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The Mounted Police of Natal

Published: John Murray, London, 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Natal Police have a fighting record second to that of no similar body of men in the world,and on two occasions they have had the distinguished honour of covering the retreat of British troops.The first was during the retirement of Lord Chelmford\'s force from Isandhwana to Rorke\'s Drift,on the 23rd January 1879.And the second was after the disaster at Laing\'s Nek in the Boer War of 1881, when the coloum under General Colley retired to Mount Prospect on the 28th January.The corps has had its ups and downs, but it is to-day the best organized police force in South Africa(Author 1st March 1913). Original red cloth with gilt lettering to front cover with vignette,and gilt lettering to spine(faded).Frontispiece of Sir J.G. Dartnell-he also wrote the preface. xvi + 365 pages text with illustrations.Gilt top edge.Light spotting to prelims and odd spot.Cover has fishmoth nibbles.
  • Jacket Condition: No dustcover
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 145 X 225mm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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