Anglo-Boer War: How We Kept the Flag Flying by Donald MacDonald 1999
Date Listed 10/10/2016
For Sale By Dealer
Covos, 1999. First Covos Edition. It was originally published in 1900.
Book Condition: As New / Unread.
No Jacket but pictoral cover boards.How We Kept the Flag Flying
– The Story of the Siege of Ladysmith
Publisher: Covos-Day (1999) Out of Print
Hardback: 289 Pages
This is the exciting account of the Siege of Ladysmith. It is eminently readable, intensely human and is written with the journalist’s eye for history in the making.
The author was in Ladysmith for the entire siege and witnessed firsthand the pathos and humour of the siege situation, cataloguing the effect of continual bombardment and ever decreasing rations, coupled with the onset of the debilitating enteric fever. He witnessed the battles and hand-to-hand combat, personally accompanying many of the raiding parties.
This is not the official or military account of the event, but instead, an unbiased observation by a man whose craft it was to report on the unfolding events of the world. Although first published a century ago, the book is written with gripping immediacy and incisive insight.
This is a book for historians, collectors and first time readers of the event. There are many in South Africa, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe who, through those who went before them, are connected to these momentous events which helped forge the course of history in Africa.