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Assegais, drums and dragoons - The untold military history of the Old Cape 1510 - 1806 (Paperback) Loot Price: R207
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Assegais, drums and dragoons - The untold military history of the Old Cape 1510 - 1806 (Paperback)

Willem Steenkamp

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There is no shortage of books on South African military history, but almost nothing has been written about the early military history of the Cape, which played a fundamental role in the shaping of the armed forces – and the civil societies – of Southern and Central Africa. Established novelist and military writer Willem Steenkamp fills this gap with Assegais, drums and dragoons, starting with the very first recorded battle at the Cape in 1510 and ending with the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806, which changed the course of the sub-continent's history. This is not just a story of battle, however, and Steenkamp takes great care to bring to life the Cape’s social history. The cast of characters includes people of all races and nationalities – the brave and the cowardly, the bright and the stupid, the rich and the poor. Steenkamp has written a highly readable account which is studded with intriguing comments, insights and snippets of information.

General

Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: March 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Willem Steenkamp
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 376
ISBN-13: 978-1-86842-479-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-86842-479-0
Barcode: 9781868424795

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