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HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES IN FRANCE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES IN FRANCE

John Buchanan

Publication Date: 1992
404 pages.
18 photos/drawings.
22 maps.

Trim Size: 6" by 9"
ISBN: 0-89839-178-4


 
Summary: Originally published in 1920, this is a South African Official History for WWI.It covers the South African reinforced Brigade sent to Europe during WW 1. Raised from many famous regiments of South Africa & Rhodesia, they were sent at first to Egypt in 1915, where they fought in the Western Desert to suppress the Senussi Revolt. Sent to France in 1916 they were attached to the 9th Scottish Division. They saw hard fighting during the Somme offensive in 1916 incl the battles of Delville Wood & Butte de Warlencourt. During 1917 they fought at Arras and Cambrai. In 1918 they were in the Spring retreat, the counter-offensive incl the battle of Lys and the summer offensive.