IT has always been felt to be a matter of great regret that so very few, if indeed any, reasonably comprehensive and authoritative histories of any Of the numerous campaigns fought between -the European colonists and the warlike native tribes of South Africa have been written. That which is recorded on the following pages has the undeniable advantage in that the story of the war is told by the commanding Officer of the forces engaged. It has further a Special feature - and one which will be considerably amplified in subsequent editions - in the form of two chapters in which a brief biographical reference has been made to most Of the Officers of the expedition, and to nearly all of those - whether commissioned or otherwise - who lost their lives in protecting their Mashona dependants, their hard-won interests, and in providing for their own safety, which was threatened by their fierce and intractable neighbours. This information has necessarily been difficult to Obtain, and the chapters devoted to the subject are still incomplete. It is hoped, however, that relatives or friends will, before the next edition, enable the deficiencies in this respect to be remedied by for warding biographical particulars and portraits.
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Author(s) - W. A. Wills
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ISBN - 9780656330393
Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Page Count - 401
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