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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3429

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

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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3430

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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

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

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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3461

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Hello Paul,
I'm currently on an oringal copy of "The Natal Campaign" by Bennett Burleigh circa 1900, he was the Daily Telegraph's correspondent in South Africa and had been in the Tranvaal before the war started.
He then went back to Natal and covered the advance with Buller until Val Krantz, then transferred himself to the western front with Lord Roberts.
So there is at the end a short epilogue that covers the conclusion of the campaign in Natal.
I think next up will be anything written by the American Julian Ralph, who was there as a correspondent with the Daily Mail, one of his quotes I remmember was "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"
Graphic stuff in Queen Victorias day!
Frank

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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3465

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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!

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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3466

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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.

Paul
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Re: Books--What are you reading/read and recommendations 7 years 3 months ago #3471

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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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