Boer Commando 1876–1902 cover
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Daily Life · Appearance and Dress · Belief and Belonging · Life on Campaign · Experience of Battle · Aftermath · Bibliography · Glossary · Musuem Collections · Collecting and Re-enactment · Colour Plate Commentaries

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Published 25 Mar 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766485
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 86
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ian Knight

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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