Majuba 1881. The Hill of Destiny.


In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflct.The British entered the war full of confidence,yet in a short few weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before enduring their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba.George Colley’s forces were swept of their’unassailable’position and into headlong retreat.It was a defeat that sent shock waves reverberating around the Empire.

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Limp illustrated glossy card covers,in v/g clean and sharp condition.Size 19×7 pp 96,inc.a guide to further reading,chronology,illustrated throughout with some fine reproduced b/w photographic prints along with some fine sketches some in full colour,that includes cut-away graphic battle ground areas,with maps.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread)No foxing,staining or browning.Internally and externally clean and bright throughout. This is actualy an as new copy.


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