Carvings From the Veldt Part One
Rifle carvings from the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
The Anglo-Boer War broke out on 11 October 1899 and was to drag on for almost three bitter years. Unlike the soldiers of conventional European armies, the Boers had a fascination with carving their names into the butts and stocks of their rifles as a form of identification. They also carved birth dates, places of birth, farm names, and the Commandos they fought with. This custom has left behind a rich legacy of fascinating items for historians and collectors. Exhaustively researched by Dave C. George, Carvings from the Veldt part one is packed with information and full colour images of "stock art".
Available in soft cover only. Illustrated throughout, 140 pages.