THE NATAL CAMPAIGN: A SACRIFICE BETRAYED

RETHMAN (H.)

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£20.00

432pp., 30 illus., P.B. 2017. When the Boer Republics invaded Natal on the north-east coast of what is now South Africa in 1899, they could have been driven out with nominal casualties. Instead, Britain was to lose nearly 9,000 men killed in action, more than 13,000 to disease and a further 75,000 wounded and sick invalided back to Britain. The war ended in 1902 with an unsatisfactory Peace Treaty.