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Cary,Robert

The Pioneer Corps

Published: Galaxie Press, Salisbury-Rhodesia, 1975

Edition: First Edition

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On 5th July. 1890. fifty-seven men from 'B' Troop of the Pioneer Corps crossed the Shashi River on the first stage of an historic adventure. That adventure did not end when the Pioneer Corps hoisted the Union Flag at Fort Salisbury, two months later. It has, in fact,gone on right up to the present day.(1975). Everything that happens to-day--economic, social, political--stems from that symbolic river crossing 85 years ago.

And yet the men who formed part of that historic march have, for the most part, remained shadowy and unknown. At no time in the years since 1890 have their biographies been set-down so that future generations can tell what sort of men they were. At no time has anyone produced a definitive list which would show exactly who was there---and who merely claimed the honour at a alter date.

Hardback with unclipped dustcover. Author's Note and Foreword/Frontispiece Map- 142 pages text with supporting illustrations and data. Fine copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 14.5 X 22cm
  • 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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