Bombardment of Ladysmith Anticipated: The Diary of a Siege

R 120.00  

Subtitle: The Diary of a Siege
Author: Alan Chalmers
Publisher: Covos Day (2000)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 062024996X
ISBN-13: 9780620249966
Condition: Very Good. Contains a fold out map of the Ladysmith Siege and the Battles of Colenso, Vaal Krantz, Elandlaagte and Nicholson's Neck.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 321
Dimensions: 21.9 × 14.8 × 2 cm
Weight: 0.68 kg

Bombardment of Ladysmith Anticipated tells the story of the Siege of Ladysmith from the perspective of George Charles Maidment, a British orderly who survived the 119 days of the siege. Alan Chalmers has reproduced George Maidment's diary in full with only minor corrections and included his own insightful commentary.

This is a fascinating and detailed account of events of the siege: the daily tedium, the fighting, the sniping, the lack of food and the disgust at having to eat their own horses.  'Of the myriad of books published for the Anglo-Boer War Centenary this is one of the best illustrated and most well written' - Meurig Jones, Victorian Military Society. 

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