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Gaskell (H.S.)

WITH LORD METHUEN IN SOUTH AFRICA

February 1900 to June 1900, Being some Notes on the War, with Extracts from Letters and Diaries

Published: London, 1906

Stock Number: #1768

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349 pages, 8vo (185 x 130 mm), decorated blue cloth gilt, spine faded.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume1, pages:590-1: 'The author's experiences in the Imperial Yeomanry. During part of the operations his regiment acquired the nickname of the "Beecham's Pill Column," as it was constantly sent off to the assistance of other forces which were "relieved without pain." Mr Gaskell observes, "We do all the advance guard and scouting work on trek, so we are useful enough. We do not form 'guards of honour' for Cronje etc. at Cape Town, like the C.I.V." The volume affords a capital account of the life of the troops in the Veld, and of the vicissitudes and hardships of the campaign'