Echoes from the Battlefields of South Africa by Dudley KiddEchoes from the Battlefields of South Africa by Dudley Kidd

Echoes from the Battlefields of South Africa

byDudley Kidd

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. KIMBERLEY TO BLOEMFONTEIN. During the days spent at Kimberley, when our workers were resting, the troops had moved on to Bloemfontein with but little opposition. Mr. Huskisson and Mr. Darroll then made plans to catch up their Brigade, and for that purpose bought a cart and four horses at Kimberley. However, the road between Kimberley and Bloemfontein was not open, as parties of marauding Boers were known to be scouring the country and the telegraph wires were cut. After waiting for many days to get permission to travel along this route, and after waiting in vain, they thought the best thing to do was to try and get as far as they could, and then await developments. It was of course possible to have come down by train to De Aar, and gone on thence down to Norval's Pont, and so up through Springfontein to Bloemfontein, and in fact the Military authorities offered to give passes for this: but our workers felt that this route was not workable, though several newspaper correspondents seemed to get so tired of waiting in idleness at Kimberley that they tried this route, only to be stopped before they got to Norval's Pont and sent back to Kimberley. The best road from Kimberley to Bloemfontein passes through a little village called Boshof, and so they asked for passes to go to Boshof, in which place there was a British force. Permission was at once granted, and they decided to start away at once. The cart was loaded up with all sorts of materials, and then the horses were inspanned. Just as a start was to be made, a bolt broke; the horses had to be taken out, and the cart placed in the hands of a blacksmith. He said he could not finish the repairs till the next morning. So it was decided to make a very early start. But during the night one of the horses had...
Title:Echoes from the Battlefields of South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217466079

ISBN - 13:9780217466073

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