Boer Commando 1881-1902

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März 2004



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.


Chronology; recruitment; training; appearance and equipment; everyday life in the field; experience of battle; the British and the Zulus; colour plate commentary; museums; collecting; re-enactment.


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 several books for Osprey on 19th-century warfare.
EAN: 9781841766485
ISBN: 1841766488
Untertitel: 'Warrior S. '. 55 b&w illustrations, 8 colour, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 64 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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