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Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War

Author: Rob Milne
Publisher: Weltevredenpark, South Africa : Covos Day, 2000.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milne, Rob.
Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War.
Weltevredenpark, South Africa : Covos Day, 2000
(OCoLC)606661887
Online version:
Milne, Rob.
Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War.
Weltevredenpark, South Africa : Covos Day, 2000
(OCoLC)609246975
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Milne
ISBN: 0620254394 9780620254397
OCLC Number: 46976446
Description: 168 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: A perspective 1 --
A Scout dies 2 --
A shot in the head 3 --
Advancing with the enemy 5 --
Alcohol 5 --
Ammunition 6 --
An American dies 6 --
An angel smiles 6 --
An atrocity 8 --
Aerial warfare 8 --
Attraction 10 --
Baggage 11 --
Battle of the loop 12 --
Betrayal 12 --
Biblical 13 --
Bitter victory 14 --
Boer qualities 15 --
Bombardment 15 --
Books 17 --
Camp fire story 18 --
Camp site 18 --
Civilian bravery 20 --
Communication 22 --
Coffee breaks 25 --
Compassion 25 --
Concentration camps 26 --
Confusion 28 --
Cricket 28 --
Crossfire 29 --
Cruelty to animals 30 --
Deception 31 --
Demotion 33 --
Depression 33 --
Devotion 35 --
Dirty ending 36 --
Disgrace 37 --
Divine message 39 --
Doubtful hospitality 39 --
Drill 40 --
Earthquake 41 --
Escape 41 --
Executions 44 --
Exposure under fire 48 --
Fair warning 49 --
Father and son 50 --
Fire 51 --
First command 52 --
First words 52 --
Flight 52 --
Football 53 --
Forgotten 53 --
Forts 54 --
Friends 54 --
Fuel 54 --
Funerals 55 --
Futile loyalty 55 --
Ghosts 56 --
Gifts 57 --
Government in exile 58 --
Graves of unknown soldiers 58 --
Gross negligence 59 --
Hand grenades 60 --
Hard of hearing 60 --
Hats 60 --
Headless 61 --
Hiding 61 --
Hijack 62 --
Holding hands 62 --
Hoodwinked 62 --
Horseracing 62 --
Horses 63 --
Ian Hamilton's revenge 65 --
Ill-prepared 69 --
Inaccessible treasure 69 --
Incomplete burial 70 --
Jewish courage 71 --
Just desserts 71 --
Keeping informed 72 --
Kindness to the enemy 72 --
Knowledge 74 --
Krugersdorp statute 74 --
Ladies of the night 75 --
Lady Roberts 75 --
Last casualties 76 --
Last words 76 --
Lightning 78 --
Locust-screen 80 --
Lone sniper 80 --
Lost treasure 82 --
Love letters 82 --
Lucky escapes 83 --
Lucky shots 84 --
Masquerade 86 --
Matters medical 87 --
Military advice 88 --
Mistaken identity 89 --
Mixed loyalties 89 --
Money 90 --
Monuments 90 --
"Moses" stories 90 --
Music 91 --
Natural interventions 93 --
Naval warfare 93 --
Near-fatal assumption 95 --
Nicknames 95 --
Nicotine 97 --
No escape 100 --
No quarter 102 --
No surrender 103 --
Obedience 104 --
O.K. Corral 104 --
Opportunities lost 105 --
Owning up 107 --
Peace 108 --
Pets 108 --
Picking up pebbles 109 --
Porridge 110 --
Pot plants 111 --
Practical joke 111 --
Premonitions 111 --
Prophecy 111 --
Queen's birthday 113 --
Queen's touch 113 --
Railway warfare 114 --
Religious service 115 --
Remains and controversies 116 --
Remembrance 117 --
Reprisals 117 --
Research in reverse 119 --
Restraint 119 --
Rock art 120 --
Saluting the throne 122 --
Schoolboy warriors 122 --
Sense of humour 122 --
Shaving 123 --
Signs in the sky 124 --
Silence 124 --
Smokescreens 125 --
Snakebite 126 --
Socialism 126 --
Sporting chance 127 --
Stampeding cattle 127 --
State of undress 128 --
Staying cool 128 --
Storming a blockhouse 129 --
Straight-shooting 130 --
Strategic withdrawal 132 --
Tactical changes 133 --
Tainted reputation 133 --
Tears 134 --
The generals 134 --
The legend of the flowers 137 --
Theft 141 --
Too many chiefs 141 --
Torture 142 --
Trafalgar 142 --
Treasure found 143 --
Trenches 143 --
Tribute 144 --
Underwear 145 --
Unfortunate decision 146 --
Uniforms 147 --
Unwanted gratitude 148 --
Useless booty 149 --
Vegetables 150 --
War graves 151 --
Water 154 --
What if? 155 --
White flag 156 --
Wild animals 157.
Responsibility: Rob Milne.

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