Harry Smith's Last Throw

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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.

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Harry Smith's Last Throw

Harry Smith's Last Throw

The Eighth Frontier War 1850-1853

Hardback336pp Illustrated

9781848326460     Product Code: 220458

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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.

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