Maggs Bros Ltd

East African Experiences 1916.

SHACKLETON, C.W. (1940)

£195.00 

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From the Diary of a South African Infantryman in the German East African Campaign. Written and Illustrated by... Frontispiece and numerous other illlustrations - photographic and humourous caricatures - to the text, some of them full-page. Light foxing, otherwise very good, albeit a little fragile in the original red pictorial boards, inner hinges cracked and boards just about holding, spine and extremities of boards sunned. [viii], 124pp. Durban,

"This is a book about a war but it is not a war book. It is the story of a soldier. He is not an ambitious type of chap. He gives no sense of having a Field-Marshal's baton weighing heavily among the contents of his knap-sack. He is simply a tall, laconic sort of fellow strolling through the jungle with a jam-tin hoist to the muzzle of his rifle, a growth of sandy scrub on his face, a puttee wound thickly round his ruined foot." [From the Preface].

Stock Code: 86325