The Battle of Majuba Hill The First Boer War.


The Battle of Majuba Hill in 1881 may be accounted the most humiliating defeat in British military history.The Transvaal Boers (an army of deerstalkers) stormed an apparently impregnable position inflicting heavy casualties on the regular British troops with little damage to themselves.Dr.Ransford decribes the events,both political and military,that led up to the engagement including the last use of redcoats in action,and makes a fascinating study of General Colley’s extraordinary handling of the battle.



H/b in nice clean boards,in a v/g illustrated d/w,price-clipped,with some very slight edge and corner wear.Size 9×6 pp IX+154,inc index,references,bibliography,various appendixes,illustrated with some reproduced b/w photographic prints and artistic drawings,page maps.Hinges strong,Binding good to firm.There are some small pencil dots in the margins where a previous reader has marked his place,and a signature on the ffe/p,some very slight foxing in the prelims,otherwise nice and clean throughout.


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