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Isandlwana 1879 Edmund Yorke
Johnny Hamman


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Picked up this book for a song, in mint condition. Anybody seen/read this before...? It appears to b part of some kind of a series. Very nice historical context and overview in the fact boxes in the text, but some annoying mistakes, too.

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Got it a while ago, very disapppointing. Might do someone as a starter book, but the mistakes are so basic it was irritating, considering I think the author has wrote author books. Read it...then binned it...not worth trying to read again, it offered nothing new to the subject. Hinted inside about a new book about Durnford being written too...came to nothing...not sure why he mentioned it...a bit previous methinks.....
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Indeed. He contradicts himself more than once, and sometimes on the same page. Cannot get the officer ranks right.

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Hmm..not his best, eh?

Odd as Edís a Snr lecturer ar Sandhurst.

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On reading the book itíd be difficult to believe that was his career, unless there were other factors involved, rushed book series, deadline, no proof reading/editing, etc
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