Colenso, 1899 by Ian Knight
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Colenso, 1899
By Ian Knight

Colenso, 1899

The Boer War in Natal

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Colenso, 1899 by Ian Knight

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In 1899 Great Britain was at the height of its Imperial power. The Queen Empress had been on the throne for more than 50 glittering years, and her domain touched upon every continent. Yet, even at this pinnacle of Imperial pomp and majesty, the British army, guardian of the Empire in countless wars across the globe, was destined to be humiliated by poorly-organised citizen militia consisting of men whom the British professionals despised as back-wood farmers. In one week in December 1899 the farmers of the South African Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal inflicted three serious reverses on British troops.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855324664
ISBN-10: 1855324660
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Knight

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.

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