Hall, Colonel Sir John.


Oxford Clarendon Press, 1st ed., 1929. Xi + 394 pp., 7 fldg., maps, including 4 cold. D.j., over contemporary blue cloth; silver, gilt & red armorial + gilt decorative tooling to front; 25 x 16cm. 1 Oxford University Press Lib. stamp to half t.p., d.j., a little frayed at top of spine o/w V.G.+. This is a detailed and superbly written history of the Coldstream Guards that covers their fascinating period of service at the Boer War. Chapters cover: An Interlude of Peace. The Boer Republics. The Opening of Hostilities. The Battle of Belmont. Graspan and Modder River. The Lines of Magersfontein. The Deadlock. The Pursuit of Cronje. Poplar Grove and Driefontein. The Occupation of Bloemfontein. With Roberts to Pretoria. The Battle of Diamond Hill. Donkerhoek and the Advance to Middelburg. To Koomati Poort and Back. Pretoria, The Orange River Colony, and Potchefstroom. Hunting De Wet. Codrington’s and Henniker’s Columns. The Blockhouse Line. The Second Battalion at Graaff Reinet. Peace and the Return Home. Before the World War. Together with ten appendices, this work is accompanied by six attractive folding maps. The definitive history of the Coldstream Guards for this period. Scarce in dust-jacket.

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