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With Steyn and De Wet

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Author: Philip Pienaar
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,219 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 302
Added to site: 2005.03.02 9887
Genre: War

tent was opened, and I was ordered to turn out and stand guard. Our effects were still at Volksrust. Drawing on a soaking wet pair of heavy corduroy breeches in the middle of the night is one of the least delicious experiences possible, as I found to my cost, to say nothing of sitting in them on an antheap for a couple of hours with a chilly rain falling.

In the morning came the news that the enemy had again surprised and blown up one of our guns--none other than the howitzer visited by me the previous evening. Presently the young cadets themselves came riding into camp, bringing with them pieces of guncotton, and showing by the state of their ragged uniforms the hand-to-hand nature of the struggle that had taken place.

One of them said in answer to my inquiries--

"We heard someone climbing the hill in the night, and challenged. It was the British. They shouted 'Rule Britannia!' and rushed up to the top. We fired into them. We were too few. By sheer weight of numbers they forced us aside. One of the

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Gus Engstrom

Interesting experiences of a Boer volunteer. This is not the historical view from the leaders on top, this is the view from the little guy down on the bottom engaged in the day to day life and death struggles of a little known war.



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