Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902: Tales from 'The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars' - Milne, Rob - Paperback

£1.99

Product description

ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902: Tales from 'The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars' - Milne, Rob - Paperback. Very good used condition. Light use. The picture is a stock photograph.

Synopsis:
Wars always generate stories and everybody loves a story. Rob Milne has compiled this selection of Anglo-Boer War stories from all over South Africa and recounts them in a book that saddens, mystifies, but most of all entertains. There's the devotion of the English fiance'e who for 60 years sent a sprig of heather to the Chrissiesmeer Post Office for her beloved's grave; the tale of the lone Boer sniper who held off the entire Guards Brigade for more than a day after the battle of Bergendal; the story of the soldier who, caught illegally bayoneting a sheep, looked severely at the prostrate beast and remarked, "That'll teach you to try and bite a British soldier!" Read about Sergeant Woodward's two graves in Heidelberg, and the ghosts of the British officers that still haunt the Elands river valley.

Item details

Author(s):
Milne, Rob
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1908916257
ISBN-13:
9781908916259
Publisher:
Helion and Company,
Title:
ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902: Tales from 'The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902: Tales from 'The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars' - Milne, Rob - Paperback. Very good used condition. Light use. The picture is a stock photograph.

Synopsis:
Wars always generate stories and everybody loves a story. Rob Milne has compiled this selection of Anglo-Boer War stories from all over South Africa and recounts them in a book that saddens, mystifies, but most of all entertains. There's the devotion of the English fiance'e who for 60 years sent a sprig of heather to the Chrissiesmeer Post Office for her beloved's grave; the tale of the lone Boer sniper who held off the entire Guards Brigade for more than a day after the battle of Bergendal; the story of the soldier who, caught illegally bayoneting a sheep, looked severely at the prostrate beast and remarked, "That'll teach you to try and bite a British soldier!" Read about Sergeant Woodward's two graves in Heidelberg, and the ghosts of the British officers that still haunt the Elands river valley.

Author(s):
Milne, Rob
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1908916257
ISBN-13:
9781908916259
Publisher:
Helion and Company,
Title:
ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902: Tales from 'The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Cottingham

Oxfam Cottingham is located down Hallgate opposite the Natwest bank and round the corner from Cottingham Green.

We offer a large selection of donation products, including clothing, books, music, toys and games, homeware and more! As well as selling donated goods we sell a small offer of new product goods such as greeting cards and chocolate!

We accept donations all year round and we will make the most of your donations.

If anyone in the local area is interested in volunteering Oxfam Cottingham is a great place to do it offering experience, development of skills and most importantly having fun! 

Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter


View Shop