Campaigning in South Africa. Reminiscences of an Officer in 1879 – Montague, W E

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Previous owner’s name and date (Sept 1880) on title page. Edge-wear especially to the spine which is also sunned and stained with splitting to the sides. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing throughout. Splitting to end papers. The author was of the 94th Regiment, Aldershot when orders came through for the Battalion to depart for South Africa. The call-up was the result of the attempts to suppress the Zulu Nation by military means when Lord Chelmsford was sent to invade Zululand. There were several particularly bloody battles, including the Zulu victory at Isandlwana, where, on the 22nd January 1879, approximately 22,000 Zulu warriors defeated a relatively small force of approximately 1,350 British and Native troops in one of the first engagements of the Anglo-Zulu War. That battle remains the single greatest defeat for the British Army at the hands of a native army. Reinforcements were called up to achieve a decisive British victory and end the Zulu nation’s independence.

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Date Published: 1880
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Fair.
Binding: Hardcover. Illustrated blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and device.

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Weight 1 g