New PDF release: Charlie's First War: South Africa, 1899-1900

By C. H. Tweddell,Carman Miller

ISBN-10: 0773544321

ISBN-13: 9780773544321

Charles Henry Tweddell (1869-1921) was once among the many thousand Canadian squaddies who fought with British forces within the moment Anglo-Boer battle (1899-1902). A methodical diarist, Tweddell recounts his yr of carrier from the time he left Quebec urban until eventually his go back.

Tweddell's diary captures the sounds, points of interest, and stench of warfare, its friendships and rivalries, its regimen and tedium, its dying, disorder, and damage. Readers are taken into the battlefield and the British military’s disastrous scientific prone and amenities, and his month-long sight-seeing ailing go away in London. Tweddell's diary indicates the attract of past due nineteenth-century war, an attraction that drew many Boer conflict veterans, Tweddell integrated, to volunteer for carrier within the nice warfare that undefined. Carman Miller's advent provides a concise research of the Boer War's origins and its attract Canadian volunteers, and locations the diarist inside of Quebec City's special society of overlapping spiritual, ethnic, and linguistic identities.

Tweddell's diary, awarded right here in complete for the 1st time, deals a unprecedented and interesting first-person account of Charlie's first conflict. it's a privileged perception into the cloth of overdue nineteenth-century army lifestyles, its possibilities, and private expenditures, obvious in the course of the eyes of a perceptive observer and sympathetic raconteur.

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