Title: The Battle of Spion Kop
Author: Oliver Ransford
Description: Second printing, 1971. Orange cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Light wear at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep; a couple personal photos (taken circa 1978 near Spion Kop?) affixed to title page; gift inscription from Spion Kop on copyright page. Pages clean. Dust jacket shows wear at head and foot of spine; flap clipped, but has a publisher's price sticker. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 8 pages of b/w photos. Maps, bibliography, references, index. 150 pp. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.
Account of the Battle of Spion Kop during the Second Boer War. This battle, which took place in 1900, resulted in a Boer victory over the British. The author, a doctor with the British Colonial Medical Service, lived on the shore of Lake Malawi both before and after World War II and in 1947 moved to Rhodesia.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: John Murray
Keywords: South Africa, Africa, Second Boer War, 2nd Boer War, Boer War, military, war, KwaZulu, Natal, Orange Free State, Tugela, Tugela Campaign, British, battles, colonialism, colonies,
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