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4 years 10 months ago #3465 by coldstream
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Frank

Thanks for your reply, I am sure that is an interesting read.
"Mauser fire starts off with a crack, continues with the buzz of a bee and ends with a dull thud, in the ground or in ones body"
That is very descriptive sentence!

Paul

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4 years 10 months ago #3466 by coldstream
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Lucky enough to find a copy of Churchills "My Early Life" in a charity shop at the weekend, my next read I think.

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4 years 10 months ago #3471 by Mark Wilkie
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coldstream wrote: Mark

Sorry if I have hijacked your original thread, my apologies should of searched before starting.
Good idea to merge threads.

Paul :blush:

Mark Wilkie wrote: Perhaps Admin may want to merge this thread with the earlier one:
www.angloboerwar.com/forum/13-miscellany...are-you-reading#2197

Paul, apologies for not replying earlier. I couldn't get onto the site on Saturday and was away Sunday. No problem. Just a suggestion.

Cheers,

Mark

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4 years 10 months ago #3493 by coldstream
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Mark thanks for that

Paul :)

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coldstream wrote: Mark

Sorry if I have hijacked your original thread, my apologies should of searched before starting.
Good idea to merge threads.

Paul :blush:

Mark Wilkie wrote: Perhaps Admin may want to merge this thread with the earlier one:
www.angloboerwar.com/forum/13-miscellany...are-you-reading#2197

Paul, apologies for not replying earlier. I couldn't get onto the site on Saturday and was away Sunday. No problem. Just a suggestion.

Cheers,

Mark


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4 years 10 months ago #3501 by Tim2000
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I highly recommend Sir Winston Churchill's two books on this war, and of course, you must read the 8 volume work by Louis Creswicke. Creswicke's writings provide a vivid description, almost blow by blow, of the entire war from before the beginning to right after the end.

If you want to know what really happened at Spion Kop hour by hour, I highly recommend Sir Charles Warren and Spion Kop. It is his defense of what happened and in particular was written in response to Buller's writings attempting to shoulder all the blame of this debacle on Warren.

If you like e-books, go to Project Gutenberg and search for Boer War. Lots of good books here in many digital formats.

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4 years 10 months ago #3505 by coldstream
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Hi Tim,

Thanks for your reply and recommendations.
I am looking forward to reading Sir Winstons book am I correct in thinking the film "Young Winston" was based on it.
I am near the end of "Battles of the Boer War" the last chapter is Spion Kop so will be hoping for a good account.
Louis Creswickes works seem like a good lifetime of reference.
Will keep my eyes open for the Sir Charles Warren work,thanks.

Paul

Tim2000 wrote: I highly recommend Sir Winston Churchill's two books on this war, and of course, you must read the 8 volume work by Louis Creswicke. Creswicke's writings provide a vivid description, almost blow by blow, of the entire war from before the beginning to right after the end.

If you want to know what really happened at Spion Kop hour by hour, I highly recommend Sir Charles Warren and Spion Kop. It is his defense of what happened and in particular was written in response to Buller's writings attempting to shoulder all the blame of this debacle on Warren.

If you like e-books, go to Project Gutenberg and search for Boer War. Lots of good books here in many digital formats.


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