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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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Bennett (Ernest N.)


On an ambulance train

Published: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limited, London, 1900

Edition: First edition

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127 pages, pictorial brown cloth, neatly rebacked preserving the original back strip, fore-edges uncut, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) SOUTH AFRICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY volume 1 page 115 :There is some account of the engagements of Belmont, Graspan, and Magersfontein, with some notes on the medical treatment in the field. Referring to the abuse of the white flag by some of the Boers, the writer remarks that " it is utterly unfair to represent the whole of the Boer army as composed of these scoundrels," and observes that " a white flag, which is sometimes merely a handkerchief tied to a rifle, may, in a comparatively undisciplined force like that of our opponents, be easily raised by a combatant on one side of a kopje, without being ordered or being noticed by his officer or the bulk of his comrades."

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (200 x130mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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