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Campaigning in Zuluand: Experiences on Campaign During the Zulu War of 1879 with H. M. 94th (North Worcestershire) Regiment
W. E. Montague
Beyond Ulundi The defeat of the Zulu nation After the disastrous defeat of the British Army under Chelmsford at Isandhlwana the British Government quickly realised that the subjugation of the Zulus..
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The Schleswig-Holstein War Between Denmark and the German States
Edward Dicey & Charles Lowe
The complete two volume set and an additional essay: The Redoubts of Düppel by Charles Lowe
Denmark, Prussia and Austria at war—2 volumes in one special edition Europe is familiar with wars which have ostensibly arisen from issues of succession among its monarchies. Most of these provided..
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The Jill Tars
Rachel Beatty
Seven Remarkable Accounts of Female Sailors Who Served and Fought Disguised as Men
Accounts of seven intrepid women sailors of the Age of Sail There are several notable instances and written accounts of women who have disguised themselves as men and joined the armies of their tim..
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The Desert March to Relieve Gordon: the Nile Expedition 1884-5
Alex Macdonald & Bennet Burleigh
Too Late for Gordon and Khartoum: a Newspaper Correspondent’s Experiences of the Nile Expedition 1884-5 by Alex Macdonald & The Battles of Abu Klea & Abu Kru: a Correspondent’s Report of Fighting in the “Squares” by Bennet Burleigh
Two special correspondents during the war in the Sudan The profession of war correspondent has always been a perilous one. Fortunately for students of the military history of the early Victorian er..
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The First Ashanti War 1823-31
H. I. Ricketts & J. W. Fortescue
the Conflict Between the British Army and the Natives of West Africa—Narrative of the Ashantee War With a View of the Present State of the Colony of Sierra Leone by H. I. Ricketts & The First Ashanti Campaign by J. W. Fortescue
The British Empire’s open West African sore As the 19th century progressed the inexorable expansion of the British Empire gained momentum across the globe. Imperial ambitions invariably resulted in..
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Selous & the Bulawayo Field Force
Frederick Courteney Selous & D. Tyrie Laing
Tribal Conflict in East Africa 1895-1896—Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia by Frederick Courteney Selous & The Matabele Rebellion, 1896 by D. Tyrie Laing
The struggles for Africa There can be few more interesting and evocative periods of British imperial history than the struggles for south-eastern Africa. The empire had found itself colliding with ..
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Fighting the Mysore Tigers
Richard Bayly, George Elers & Richard Cannon
Two Personal Accounts by Officers of H. M. 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot in India During the Anglo-Mysore War—Diary of Colonel Richard Bayly 12th Regiment 1796-1830, Memoirs of George Elers & Historical Record of the Twelfth or East Suffolk Reg
Men of a British Army county regiment in the Napoleonic era This Leonaur Original contains first hand accounts by Richard Bayly and George Elers, officers serving in H. M 12th Regiment of Foot—then..
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Brother and Sister Boer
Johanna Brandt & Dietlof van Warmelo
a Family’s Struggle Against the British During the Boer War—The Petticoat Commando or Boer Women in Secret Service by Johanna Brandt & On Commando by Dietlof van Warmelo
Joined by blood and conviction This book contains two first hand accounts of the Second Boer War written by a brother and sister. Each had a strong sense of their Boer identity and saw the future o..
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Baden-Powell: the Early Campaigns
R. S. S. Baden-Powell
The Downfall of Prempeh, a Diary of Life With the Native Levy in Ashanti, 1895-6 & The Matabele Campaign 1896
The early campaigns of a famous British soldier and Chief Scout Robert Baden-Powell is internationally famous as the founder of the worldwide Boy Scout movement, but he first came to the attention ..
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With the Boer Foreign Legion
Anonymous (An Ex-Lieutenant of General de Villebois-Mareuil) & J. Y. F. Blake
Two Accounts of Foreigners Who Fought for the Boer Cause During the Anglo-Boer War
Ten Months in the Field With the Boers by Anonymous (An Ex-Lieutenant of General de Villebois-Mareuil) A West Pointer With the Boers by J. Y. F. BlakeThe Irish and European Brigades in Boer servi..
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Mafeking: a Diary of a Siege
F. D. Baillie
A Classic Account of a Famous Engagement of the Boer War
Mafeking—the siege and relief by one who was there By the turn of the twentieth century the age of industrial warfare ensured that the time of protracted sieges was all but at an end. However, sout..
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Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin Pasha
Personal Recollections of Both Fighting and Serving the Mahdists During the Later 19th Century
An epic first hand account of high adventure The Victorian age was notable for the appearance of gentleman soldiers of fortune in the imperial world and there could be no more exotic and exceptiona..
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Conflict at Plevna
Charles Ryan & William V. Herbert
Two Accounts of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78
Under the Red Crescent by Charles Ryan The Third Battle of Plevna by William V. HerbertA history and a personal account of great battle in a single volume This unique Leonaur edition contains ..
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With the Lost Legion in New Zealand
G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
The War Against the Maoris 1866-71
The War against the Maoris of New Zealand The author of this book, sometimes known as ‘Maori Browne,’ had a long career as a colonial soldier. He left posterity with three books based either on his..
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With the Irregulars in the Transvaal and Zululand
W. H. Tomasson
The Experiences of an Officer of “Baker’s Horse” in the Kaffir and Zulu Wars 1878-79
With Colonial troops in South Africa Many of the small wars of the Victorian era were fought in places where British colonists were attempting to build new lives in proximity to indigenous peoples...
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