Items on order list: 0
Total: R0
Browse books
Catalogue 43 Anglo-boer War #7616/1

Taitz (Jerold) ed. with Gillings (Ken) and Davey (Arthur)

WAR MEMOIRS OF COMMANDANT LUDWIG KRAUSE, 1899-1900

Published: Cape Town, 1996

Stock Number: #7616/1

Price: R300

Approximately:

Add to order list Ask a question

163 pages, 8vo (230 x 155 mm), colour frontispeice tipped in, portrait, maps on end papers, brown cloth titled gilt on the spine, a fine copy in the dust jacket. Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series, No. 26

In 1899 Ludwig Krause left his legal practice in the Transvaal to fight on behalf of the Boers. At first an ordinary burgher, later he became an officer, waging war in the Northern Transvaal. Educated partly at Cambridge, Krause's memoirs are remarkable for their clarity and descriptive power. Their value is enhanced by his outspoken and sometimes pungent opinions, not only of some of his British foes, but of some of Kruger's adherents.