Marching to the drums: eyewitness accounts of war from the Kabul Massacre to the Seige of Mafikeng
A gripping compendium of rare, valuable eyewitness accounts of battles from such epics as the Crimea, Boer War, and Anglo-Zulu War, throwing light on campaign conditions during the heyday of the empire.
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