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Books on Sieges 7 years 5 months ago #1787

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I am reading the books "Four Months Besieged: The Story of Ladysmith" by H.H.S. Pearse, 1900

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"Besieged by the Boers: A Diary of Life and Events in Kimberley during the Siege" by Oliver Ashe, 1900

Both are good books detailing the daily happenings inside Ladysmith and Kimberley during the siege.

I have not found any books on the Siege of Mafeking. Books that are about what is was like living in Mafeking during the siege. Can anyone recommend a book or two on this topic?

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Tim

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Re: Books on Sieges 7 years 5 months ago #1788

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You could try "Mafeking; A Diary of the Siege" by FD Baillie.
Online copy:
www.archive.org/stream/mafekingadiaryof00bail#page/n7/mode/2up
Also, "Mafeking Memories" by Frederick Saunders and "The Siege of Mafeking" by Angus Hamilton.

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Mark

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Re: Books on Sieges 7 years 5 months ago #1789

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Hello Tim.....

Here are a few more from my book catalogue.....

BOER WAR - LADYSMITH AND MAFEKING, H. M. Stationary Office, 1901, (Reprint), Pocket Book. ISBN 0-11-702408-2

MAFEKING, A VICTORIAN LEGEND, by Brian Gardner, Sphere Books, 1968, Pocketbook.

MAFEKING, DIARY, A Black Man's View of a White Man's War, by Sol T. Plaatje, Meridor Books, 1990, ISBN 0-85255-068-5

MAFEKING MAIL SIEGE SLIPS, Compiled/Edited by Colin Walker, Limited Edition of Thirty Books, Number 18, November 2008

MAFEKING, A DIARY OF THE SIEGE, by Major F. D. Baillie, Constible, 1900


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Re: Books on Sieges 7 years 5 months ago #1792

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Tim,

The book bu F D Baillie is being used as the source of the Mafeking section in On This Day but I realise it will take you a few months to read the book at this rate!

I do intent to add the full text to the Books section at some point.

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