Bridges (Barry John)


Published: 1975

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x, 339 leaves, numerous portraits, photographs, black and white illustrations, maps – some folding, bookbinders ticket on the front paste down end paper, black cloth boards with title gilt on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine, a very good copy.

Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History Unisa, May 1975

The New South Wales Lancers were formed as the Sydney Light Horse in March 1895. 1898 saw the unit headquartered at Lancer Barracks, Parramatta under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Burns. Their service in South Africa was unique. When the war commenced, a squadron of the regiment was returning from training in England, they landed as the first Australian troops to take part in the conflict. Reinforced thrice, they insisted on fighting as "cavalry" rather than taking on the mounted infantry role adopted by most other Australian units. This account details their preparation, and follows the course of the conflict until their premature return to take part in the Federation celebrations.

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  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: fol 310 x230mm
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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