Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780620254397
  • Publisher: Covos-Day Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

A perspective 1
A Scout dies 2
A shot in the head 3
Advancing with the enemy 5
Alcohol 5
Ammunition 6
An American dies 6
An angel smiles 6
An atrocity 8
Aerial warfare 8
Attraction 10
Baggage 11
Battle of the loop 12
Betrayal 12
Biblical 13
Bitter victory 14
Boer qualities 15
Bombardment 15
Books 17
Camp fire story 18
Camp site 18
Civilian bravery 20
Communication 22
Coffee breaks 25
Compassion 25
Concentration camps 26
Confusion 28
Cricket 28
Crossfire 29
Cruelty to animals 30
Deception 31
Demotion 33
Depression 33
Devotion 35
Dirty ending 36
Disgrace 37
Divine message 39
Doubtful hospitality 39
Drill 40
Earthquake 41
Escape 41
Executions 44
Exposure under fire 48
Fair warning 49
Father and son 50
Fire 51
First command 52
First words 52
Flight 52
Football 53
Forgotten 53
Forts 54
Friends 54
Fuel 54
Funerals 55
Futile loyalty 55
Ghosts 56
Gifts 57
Government in exile 58
Graves of unknown soldiers 58
Gross negligence 59
Hand grenades 60
Hard of hearing 60
Hats 60
Headless 61
Hiding 61
Hijack 62
Holding hands 62
Hoodwinked 62
Horseracing 62
Horses 63
Ian Hamilton's revenge 65
Ill-prepared 69
Inaccessible treasure 69
Incomplete burial 70
Jewish courage 71
Just desserts 71
Keeping informed 72
Kindness to the enemy 72
Knowledge 74
Krugersdorp statute 74
Ladies of the night 75
Lady Roberts 75
Last casualties 76
Last words 76
Lightning 78
Locust-screen 80
Lone sniper 80
Lost treasure 82
Love letters 82
Lucky escapes 83
Lucky shots 84
Masquerade 86
Matters medical 87
Military advice 88
Mistaken identity 89
Mixed loyalties 89
Money 90
Monuments 90
"Moses" stories 90
Music 91
Natural interventions 93
Naval warfare 93
Near-fatal assumption 95
Nicknames 95
Nicotine 97
No escape 100
No quarter 102
No surrender 103
Obedience 104
O.K. Corral 104
Opportunities lost 105
Owning up 107
Peace 108
Pets 108
Picking up pebbles 109
Porridge 110
Pot plants 111
Practical joke 111
Premonitions 111
Prophecy 111
Queen's birthday 113
Queen's touch 113
Railway warfare 114
Religious service 115
Remains and controversies 116
Remembrance 117
Reprisals 117
Research in reverse 119
Restraint 119
Rock art 120
Saluting the throne 122
Schoolboy warriors 122
Sense of humour 122
Shaving 123
Signs in the sky 124
Silence 124
Smokescreens 125
Snakebite 126
Socialism 126
Sporting chance 127
Stampeding cattle 127
State of undress 128
Staying cool 128
Storming a blockhouse 129
Straight-shooting 130
Strategic withdrawal 132
Tactical changes 133
Tainted reputation 133
Tears 134
The generals 134
The legend of the flowers 137
Theft 141
Too many chiefs 141
Torture 142
Trafalgar 142
Treasure found 143
Trenches 143
Tribute 144
Underwear 145
Unfortunate decision 146
Uniforms 147
Unwanted gratitude 148
Useless booty 149
Vegetables 150
War graves 151
Water 154
What if? 155
White flag 156
Wild animals 157
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