Carvings From the Veldt Part Two
Rifle carvings from the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Dave C. George presents a second, larger volume of Boer "stock art".
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 a rich legacy of fascinating items for historians and collectors. Exhaustively researched by Dave C. George, Carvings from the Veldt part two is packed with information and full colour photos of "stock art".
Available only in hard cover. Illustrated throughout, 349 pages.