Murray’s Columb was a Service Company of the British South Africa Police which was sent to the border in 1915. It was named after its commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel RE Murray, DSO and bar, DCM.
GH Tanser paints a vivis picture of battles, forced marches along bush tracks, through swamps and rivers, over mountains and high plateaux, on short and sometimes no rations. In the course of a single day the lightly-clad troops could experience cold and rain in the morning and hot, steamy, disease ridden river valleys in the evening, while all the time having to be on the alert for a highly-trained well-equipped enemy led by a brilliant and ruthless leader General von Lettow-Vorbeck. He was never defeated in the field and only surrendered two days after the Armistice was signed in Europe.
The book contains 10 maps and 29 photographs.
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