The Eighth Frontier War 1850-1853
Hardback 336pp Illustrated
9781848326460   Product Code: 20458
Harry Smith, the colourful veteran of the Peninsular Wars, Waterloo and India, was appointed Governor General of the Cape Colony in South Africa in 1847 and subsequently commanded the British forces in the brutal Eighth Frontier War, in which the resistance of the indigenous Xhosa people was completely subdued. This detailed account of the conflict assesses Smith's part in a war that he was partly responsible for provoking and draws on first-hand accounts of the fighting.