"If left to you, for defence make spades."-Bridge Maxim.
I felt lonely, and not a little sad, as I stood on the bank of the river near Duffer's Drift and watched the red dust haze, raised by the southward departing column in the distance, turn slowly into gold as it hung in the afternoon sunlight. It was just three o'clock, and here I was on the banks of the Silliaasvogel river, left behind by my column with a party of fifty N.C.O.'s and men to hold the drift. It was an important ford, because it was the only one across which wheeled traffic could pass for some miles up or down the river.
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A classic in small unit tactics in the British and US Armies, this book is recommended, without qualification for the modern professional soldier. The trials and tribulations of young Lieutenant Backsight Forethought in South Africa fighting aginst the wily Boer.
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