The Mobile Boer.

By Two Burghers

Printed: 1902

Publisher: The Grafton Press. New York

Dimensions 14 × 20 × 3.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 20 x 3.5

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)


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Orange cloth binding with green title and sun setting image on the front board.

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Excellent copy of this uncommon Boer War title. From Hackett, Page 96 “A narrative of the campaign compiled by American officers serving in the Republican army. The author’s draw comparisons between the Anglo-Boer conflict and the American War of Independence, accusing the British of conducting the present war in the same barbarous manner employed in the earlier campaign”. 8vo. 277 pages. 42 plates including the frontispiece of President Kruger and coloured folding map at the rear. In the original decorated tan cloth.

Boer foreign volunteers were participants who volunteered their military services to the Boers in the Second Boer War.

Although there was much sympathy for the Boer cause outside of the British Empire, there was little official support as governments proved mostly unwilling to upset the United Kingdom. As a result, no other government actively supported the Boer cause. There were, however, individuals from several countries who volunteered and formed Foreign Volunteer Units. These volunteers primarily came from Europe, particularly the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden-Norway. Other countries such as France, Italy, Ireland (then part of the United Kingdom), and restive areas of the Russian Empire, including Poland and Georgia, also formed smaller volunteer corps. Finns fought in the Scandinavian Corps.

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