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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 3 years 11 months ago #26783

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A new addition to the library added.
Despatches from the front




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"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."
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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 3 years 11 months ago #26787

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Recently, I have been enjoying a re-read of THE BOER WAR, by Thomas Packenham.To my mind, it is absolutely the best-researched, most thorough, account of the Anglo-Boer War.

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Hello Paul

Is this book any good?

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coldstream wrote: A new book added to the collection this week, purchased from The Minster Bookshop York for a bargain price :)

www.ghsmithbookshop.com/index.php?main_p...info&products_id=180

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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 3 years 11 months ago #26790

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Just read the Introduction on Amazon, oh dear! I hope that the authors don't write anymore and just let the despatches speak for themselves.

coldstream wrote: A new addition to the library added.
Despatches from the front




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Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 3 years 11 months ago #26801

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Hello Meurig,

The first chapters are a history of the village at the time.
The book then concentrates on the men of the village that went to fight in the war, dedicating a chapter to each man.
I have started to read and find it a good source of local history.

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SWB wrote: Hello Paul

Is this book any good?

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Meurig

coldstream wrote: A new book added to the collection this week, purchased from The Minster Bookshop York for a bargain price :)

www.ghsmithbookshop.com/index.php?main_p...info&products_id=180

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"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Meurig,

The book does concentrate on original untouched despatches as far as I can see.
BTW I only paid a couple of pounds for it in a charity shop :)
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SWB wrote: Just read the Introduction on Amazon, oh dear! I hope that the authors don't write anymore and just let the despatches speak for themselves.

coldstream wrote: A new addition to the library added.
Despatches from the front




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