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    DescriptionIn the fall of 1899, Britain entered the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa confident that its army would make short work of a collection of armed farmers. However, initial confrontations quickly changed attitudes. Following a series of humiliating defeats, Britain quickly sought additional troops. Canada answered the call, and its first contingent consisted of the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR). Fighting their first battle at Paardeburg Drift from February 18 to 27, 1900, The RCR did Canada proud, serving with distinction and demonstrating endurance and tenacity that rivalled the famous British regulars. This victory came at a cost, though. The RCR suffered 39 killed and 123 wounded, but its accomplishments were impressive. Canadians delivered the first major British triumph, which became the turning point of the conflict. The victory also awakened patriotism and national identity at home and earned Canada recognition as a sovereign power.

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    Doing Canada Proud
    The Second Boer War and the Battle of Paardeberg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernd Horn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 104
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781459705777
    ISBN 10: 1459705777

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
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    LC classification: U
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    Illustrations note
    Dundurn Group Ltd
    Imprint name
    Dundurn Group Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2013
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    Author Information
    Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer and military educator. Dr. Horn has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books, including "Men of Steel" and "Battle Cries in the Wilderness." He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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    . . . "Doing Canada Proud", by Canadian Forces officer and military historian Colonel Bernd Horn, is an informative introduction to the key events and issues of the first battle fought by the Royal Canadian Regiment in the South African War.