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LEES (F.) Trans. War Notes: The Diary of Colonel de Villebois-Mareuil from November 24, 1899, to April 4, 1900. 1st Ed., xx+352pp. A. & C. Black. 1901  #63340
[HLMainPic] French ex-officer & adventurer commanding a "small body of French & Dutch volunteers," i.e. mercenaries, in South Africa & KiA 5/4/1900. In December 1899 he was appointed to the rank of Major in the Boer forces by General Joubert, & fought in the Battle of Colenso. Due to his leadership capabilities he was given the rank of Major-General & became commander of all Foreign Volunteers on 17 March 1900. Orig. wheat buckram with portrait photo. onlay to front, VG, clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £85

     




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