Sword in the Sand. The Life and Death of Gideon Scheepers.


What happened to Gideon Scheepers, the gallant twenty-three year old Boer fighter who was executed by a British firing squad some months before the Anglo-Boer War came to an end? Though nobody knows, since his body was never found, this young heliographer became an almost legendary figure in South African history and his name sacred to many Afrikaaners. As he was considered innocent and had become an idol because of his daring exploits in the Cape Colony. Scheepers execution caused a great outcry throughout the world.



H/b in nice clean boards,in a v/g clean and sharp illustrated protected d/w.Size 9×6 pp 242,inc.index,bibliography,appendix chronological table of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902,illustrated with some reproduced b/w photographic prints,inc a portrait of Scheepers as a frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,staining or browning.Internally and externally clean and bright throughout.


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