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Boer Commando 1881-1902

by Ian Knight

Part of the Warrior S. Series

Boer Commando 1881-1902 Synopsis

The Boer lifestyle of hunting for sport and profit honed the 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 action at Laing's Neck, Majuba, the Zulu Civil War (where Boers fought for adventure and financial reward above all and the Second Anglo-Boer War are covered in this packed and informative treatment.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841766485
Publication date: 17th March 2004
Author: Ian Knight
Publisher: Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages
Categories: African history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Land forces & warfare, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Ian Knight

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.

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