New PDF release: Absent Minded Beggars: The Volunteer Movement in the Boer

African History

By William Bennett

ISBN-10: 085052685X

ISBN-13: 9780850526851

The British military suffered one in every of its maximum crises whilst in December 1899 the Boer irregulars inflicted 3 reverses in South Africa in 'Black Week'. A state grown conversant in luck was once surprised. a part of the reply used to be a truly British mix of patriotism and pragmatism. For the 1st time civilian volunteers and part-time infantrymen have been allowed to struggle abroad to the horror of traditionalist specialist infantrymen. but, through the tip of the Boer battle, virtually 90,000 males had volunteered to serve the colors. a lot of wearing excessive society joined the newly shaped Imperial Yeomanry. The Volunteers despatched soldiers to serve along the regulars and town of London financed the elevating of the town Imperial Volunteers. males additionally got here ahead from the colonies. This e-book tells the tale of those volunteer units.

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