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Souvenir of the Siege of Mafeking

£39.99

Product description

The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Second Boer War. It took place at the town of Mahikeng (called Mafeking by the British) in South Africa over a period of 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900, and turned Robert Baden-Powell, who went on to found the Scouting Movement, into a national hero. The Relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege) was a decisive victory for the British and a crushing defeat for the Boers.

This book is a series of dispatches written by Colonel Baden-Powell, ranging from descriptions of the fighting to notification of field promotions to more prosaic matters such as the price to be paid by Army soup kitchens for horse carcasses. The introduction by Charles E. Hands is also an illuminating account of the conflict.

This book, printed circa 1900, is in good condition for it's age. The covers are slightly scuffed, the pages show some foxing and discolouration from age.

Item details

Author(s):
Charles E. Hands
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21 x 26.5 x 0.4 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
32
Publisher:
John Lewis
Title:
Souvenir of the Siege of Mafeking

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The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Second Boer War. It took place at the town of Mahikeng (called Mafeking by the British) in South Africa over a period of 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900, and turned Robert Baden-Powell, who went on to found the Scouting Movement, into a national hero. The Relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege) was a decisive victory for the British and a crushing defeat for the Boers.

This book is a series of dispatches written by Colonel Baden-Powell, ranging from descriptions of the fighting to notification of field promotions to more prosaic matters such as the price to be paid by Army soup kitchens for horse carcasses. The introduction by Charles E. Hands is also an illuminating account of the conflict.

This book, printed circa 1900, is in good condition for it's age. The covers are slightly scuffed, the pages show some foxing and discolouration from age.

Author(s):
Charles E. Hands
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21 x 26.5 x 0.4 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
32
Publisher:
John Lewis
Title:
Souvenir of the Siege of Mafeking

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