That Ragged Mob
This book follows the Victorian 3rd and 4th contingents sent to the Boer War in South Africa. It tracks their recruitment, organisation and exploits, looks at their courage, principles, humour and weaknesses.
The story relies upon the words of the men who were there whose letters home were published uncensored by local press. There is a brief biographical sketch of each man who served.
Hard cover, photographs, 705 pages