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The Matabele Campaign (General Baden-Powell) 1897
1897. The Matabele Campaign. 1896. Being a Narrative of the Campaign in Suppressing the Native Rising in Matabeleland and Mashonaland. By Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell, 13th Hussars, Fellow of The Geographical Society, with nearly 100 illustration, Methuen & Co., 1897, green textured boards with gilt warrior to front and gilt lettering to spine, 500 pages, excl. publishers book catalogue at back, 16.5 cms x 23.5 cms x 3.8 cms, edges of pages are untrimmed, previous owner's written name to front endpaper with date (1897), condition: very good. " The materials for this work were drawn mainly from notes and sketches made in the field, the author keeping an illustrated diary for the "particular diversion" of his mother. He sailed for South Africa, on this occasion, on May 2, 1896, and arriving at Table Bay on the 19th, proceeded at once to the front via Mafeking, where he joined Sir Frederick Carrington's Staff. There is an account of the journey to Bulawayo, and of the appearance of the newly established town, which was, at this time, almost surrounded by hostile natives.There are descriptions of many skirmishes, an important engagement on the banks of the Umgusa, scouting expeditions in the Matoppos, together with the narrative of the attack on the Mlimo's cave and fortress, in which the rebels were severely defeated. The campaign went on until, on August 22nd, Mr. Cecil Rhodes, accompanied by Dr. Sauer and Captain Colenbrander, "went into the Matoppos to meet the rebel leaders", who finally agreed to bring in their people, and lay down their arms within a few days. The contest … [Click Below for Full Description]
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