Boer Commando 1876-1902 by Ian KnightBoer Commando 1876-1902 by Ian Knight

Boer Commando 1876-1902

byIan KnightIllustratorRaffaele Ruggeri

Paperback | March 25, 2004

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Their lifestyle of hunting for sport and profit honed the Boers' skills of field-craft, horsemanship, and marksmanship, making them a formidable force in the field and well suited to guerrilla operations. This book describes the life and combat experiences of a typical Boer in this key period. Using meticulously researched analysis and comment, and the experiences of a composite character, Johannes de Bruyn, a revealing portrait of Boer life and military operations is drawn. The actions at Laing's Neck, Majuba, the Zulu Civil War and the Second Anglo-Boer War are covered in this packed and informative treatment.
Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu and Boer history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written sev...
Title:Boer Commando 1876-1902Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.21 × 0.12 inPublished:March 25, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841766488

ISBN - 13:9781841766485

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Daily Life · Appearance and Dress · Belief and Belonging · Life on Campaign · Experience of Battle · Aftermath · Bibliography · Glossary · Musuem Collections · Collecting and Re-enactment · Colour Plate Commentaries