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Letters from the Veldt : an account of the involvement of volunteers from Queensland at the war in South Africa (Boer War), 1899-1902 [used book]

By: Len Harvey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, R & J McTaggart: 1994

Seller ID: 0646199188

ISBN: 0646199188

Condition: Good


The book's chapters cover the First and Second Contingents Queensland Mounted Infantry; The Third Contingent Queensland Mounted Infantry and the Fourth Contingent Queensland Imperial Bushmen; The Fifth and Sixth Contingents Queensland Imperial Bushmen; The Commonwealth of Australia Contingents, The Drayton Grange Scandal, and Scorched Earth; Medical services; and South African War Memorials. View more info

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Rwanda Unamir 1994/95 #1 Australian Military History Series

By: Kevin O'Halloran

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 002595

ISBN: 1921941480

Condition: New


In 1994 a group of Australian UN peacekeepers, made up of soldiers and army medical personnel, was sent to Rwanda under a United Nations mandate to help restore order to the war-torn country. These Australians would be exposed to a lack of humanity they were not prepared for and found hard to fathom. On 22nd April 1995, the daily horror and tragedy they had witnessed escalated out of control. At a displaced persons' camp in Kibeho, in full view of the Australian soldiers, over 4,000 unarmed men, women and children died in a hail of bullets, grenades and machete blades at the hands of the Rwand... View more info

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Sudan: 1885 #15 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Michael Tyquin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002594

ISBN: 1922132993

Condition: New


The involvement of an Australian colonial military force in Britains Egyptian campaigns between 1883 and 1885 was very short, extending for only five months overall, including the pre-deployment phase. Consequently its influence on these campaigns was insignificant. Nevertheless, our involvement in the Sudan in 1885 is part of Australia's military history. This book provides the context for Australia's involvement in the Sudan, and follows operations chronologically. The call in the 1880s for jihad or 'holy war' by Sudanese leaders shows us that some of our current global challenges are not ... View more info

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Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961-80 #177 Osprey Warrior

By: Neil Grant

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472809629

ISBN: 1472809629

Condition: New


The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history. Formed as a commando battalion in 1964 after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit made up of South Africans and men from the UK, Europe and US. It was a key weapon in independent Rhodesia's struggle against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army and Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army during the bloody Rhodesian Bush War. This comprehensive study explores the unit's dramatic history, revealing th... View more info