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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24701

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just finished reading 'Goodbye Dolly Grey'which I have found to be the only book to have read that explains the political situation on both sides in an unambiguous and understandable format,the battles and major skirmishes are also accurately covered and detailed,I can highly recommend this book.
The other one I am busy with is called 'The war memoirs of Commandant Ludwig Krause 1899-1900' which was written while he was interned at the Johannesburg fort and must say is making for an interesting read. This book was picked up at an antique store near Benoni although it is a fairly new publication.

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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24776

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If anyone is interested this is a great book, a bit expensive but harder to find nowadays.......

ebay item Boer-War-Memorabilia-The-Collectors-Guide - 151551519767

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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24783

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Its been a while since I listed my library, so here is an update.
Still a long long way to go before I am near Mikes league though :blink:

THE BOER WAR-LIBRARY

Elandslaagte
Account and Medal roll
David J Biggins

Talana
Account and Medal roll
David J Biggins

Kimberley Siege
Account and Medal roll
David J Biggins

The Boer War 1899-1902
David Smurthwaite

Ladysmith
Ruari Chisholm

The Boer War
Tabitha Jackson

The Boer War
Raymond Sibbald

The Boer War
Thomas Packenham

Baden-Powell
Tim Jeal

Battles of the Boer War
W Pemberton

The first Boer War
Joseph Lehmann

Siege
David Humphry

From Capetown to Ladysmith
G W Steevens

My early life
Winston S Churchill

Kimberley Belmont/Graspan/Modder River/Magersfontein
Pen & Sword

The Boer War
Eversley Belfield

Commando
Deneys Reitz

Bullers Campaign
Julian Symons

Thank God we kept the flag flying
Kenneth Griffith

Black & White Budget Vol I II & III
Black & White publishing

Under the Union Jack Vol I
George Newnes Ltd

History of the Boer War 199-1902 Vol I & II
Cassells

The Boer War
A Conan Doyle

Goodbye Dolly Gray
Rayne Kruger

Uniforms of the Boer War
P J Haythornthwaite

The Boer War
Denis Judd

To the bitter end
Emanole Lee

The Times history of the Boer War 1899-1902
L S Amery

With the flag to Pretoria Vol I II & III
Harmsworth Bros.

The Boer War in Postcards
Ian McDonald

Absent Minded Beggars
Will Bennett

Ladysmith Colenso/Spion Kop/Hlangwane/Tugela
Lewis Childs

The Colonials in South Africa 1899-1902
John Stirling

The Kaffrarian Rifles 1876-1986
Francis L Coleman

War with the Boers Vol I III V & IV
Virtue and Company Ltd.

Slogging over Africa
Michael Barthorp

The Australians at the Boer War
R.L.Wallace

The Boer War (Folio Society)
Thomas Packenham

The Boer War
Field Marshall Lord Carver

Rhodes
Antony Carver

Those Bloody Women
Brian Roberts

The Anglo Boer War
Owen Coetzer

The Boer War diary of T.Plaatje
John.L.Comaroff

Mafeking: A Victorian legend
Gardner

Mafeking
Duncan Grinnell-Milne

The Boer War and Mafeking/Ladysmith 1900
Uncovered editions

History of the South African War
F.T.Stevens

Anglo Boer War tourist guide
Tony Westby Nunn

The scramble for Africa
Thomas Packenham

A diary of the siege of Ladysmith
Brian Kaighin

The South African War casualty roll
The Natal Field Force 20th Oct 1899-26th Oct 1900

The South African War casualty roll
The South African Field Force 11th Oct 1899-June 1902





Frank,
Please notice Erwin has been relegated to the bottom shelf but still next to Monty ;)


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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24785

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What an amazing display. We are in a rented house while we do our latest project, which will have a home office. I am looking forward to finally be able to display the collection properly.

Doug.

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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24787

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Hello Doug,

Good to hear from you :)
I have commandeered the spare bedroom for my "treasures" seem to spend more time there than the living room :lol:
Hope you are moved in to the new house soon.

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Paul :)

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What an amazing display. We are in a rented house while we do our latest project, which will have a home office. I am looking forward to finally be able to display the collection properly.

Doug.


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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 4 years 1 week ago #24791

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I am hoping the refurbishment and extension will be around 5-6 months, so in for late summer. I am spending lots of time thinking about how to display the items. I don't really want them locked away, but was thinking of some pertinent maps on the wall alongside the books for easy reference.

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