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    Description1929. Deneys Reitz, who is now one of General Smuts's political lieutenants and a warm supporter of the British Commonwealth, fought through the South African War as our enemy. He enlisted on the outbreak of the war as a boy of seventeen and went through it to the bitter end. His father was President of the Orange Free State, and after peace was concluded he and his family went into exile. Later he returned to his own country; and later still fought in the Great War on the side of the Allies, first in West and South Africa, and then in France, where he was severely wounded, and where he came to command the First Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Commando abounds in interesting sidelights and portraits-Kruger, De Wet, Smuts, Kitchener. One of the most remarkable passages gives us a glimpse of the young Winston Churchill as prisoner of war in Pretoria. It is difficult to speak of this book in anything short of a string of superlatives. The spirit of it is magnificent; the uncomplaining courage of the boy-fighter rouses memories of all the stories down the ages about unrecking devotion to an ideal. And not one of them is a finer one than this.

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    Of Horses and Men
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deneys Reitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    ISBN 13: 9780956774552
    ISBN 10: 0956774555

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH, 3JJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130, LCO000000, HIS047000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JJC, 1HFMS, HBWM
    DC23: 968.048092
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHH
    The House of Emslie
    Imprint name
    The House of Emslie
    Publication date
    12 November 2012
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