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The Green Horse in Ladysmith (Paperback) Loot Price: R256
Discovery Miles 2 560
The Green Horse in Ladysmith (Paperback): St John Gore
The Green Horse in Ladysmith (Paperback): St John Gore

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The Green Horse in Ladysmith (Paperback)

St John Gore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...siege in Ladysmith We all go on with our daily work exactly as if we were in camp in England, except for the precautions to keep men and horses out of sight in the daytime. The only difference this rather unwelcome intelligence made to us was that the "commanding officer" spent most of Sunday afternoon walking about Green Horse Valley devising various improvements which could usefully be made for the comfort of officers and men, and also making plans to meet some eventualities that might arise: the most formidable of the latter being the sudden flooding of the River Klip, which rises to a great height in a few hours. "D " and " C" squadrons at present are standing well below highwater mark, so higher positions had to be selected for them as alternative ones. Several new shelters for the men were also planned: these were much required, against the sun no less than against the rain. No. 4560 Private Harry Ashlin died at Intombi camp this day, from enteric fever. Dec. 18.--"B" and "D" squadrons working at making shelters. A trench wide enough to hold two rows of men lying down, feet inwards, is dug; an upright, made of a split sleeper, is put in the centre of each end of this trench, and a wire is stretched across from the top of one upright to the other; over this wire a tarpaulin is laid, so that the wire forms the "ridge pole" of the tent, and the sides of the tarpaulin are pegged down to the ground on either side. Ample provision for drainage has to be made. A tent of this sort holds about 25 men lying down; and from 40 to 50 sitting, when taking shelter on a wet day. The earth excavated is thrown up on the side towards the enemy, and though the ground on which these "tents " stand is i...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: St John Gore
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-72062-4
Barcode: 9781154720624
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-72062-4

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