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The Defence of Duffer's Drift

E. D. Swinton

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ISBN 10: 0895293234 / ISBN 13: 9780895293237
Published by U.S.A.: Avery, 1986
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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A near-fine, softcover copy with a clean, well-bound interior and an illustrated exterior. Front cover has a large crease across the center and some corner wear. 6"x9", 72 pages. "The Western world's most popular book in the training of military professionals" set during the Boer War. Includes many illustrations. To access more books related to war, go to Abebooks.com and search using our unique keyword WARBX, or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 876

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Title: The Defence of Duffer's Drift

Publisher: U.S.A.: Avery

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Upon an evening after a long and tiring trek, I arrived at Dreamdorp. The local atmosphere, combined with a heavy meal, are responsible for the following nightmare, consisting of a series of dreams. To make the sequence of the whole intelligible, it is necessary to explain that, though the scene of each vision was the same, yet by some curious mental process I had no recollection of the place whatsoever.

About the Author:

Major General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton (1868–1951) was a military writer and British Army officer. Swinton is credited with influencing the development and adoption of the tank by the British during the First World War. He is also known for popularising the term "no-mans land". Swinton was born in Bangalore, India in 1868. He was educated at University College School, Rugby School, Cheltenham College, Blackheath Proprietary School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He became an officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1888, serving in India and becoming Lieutenant in 1891. He received the Distinguished Service Order during the Second Boer War. After the war, he wrote his book on small unit tactics, The Defense of Duffer's Drift, a military classic on minor tactics that has been used by the United States military to train its officers. In the years leading up to the First World War, he served as a staff officer and as an official historian of the Russo-Japanese War. The War Minister, Lord Kitchener appointed Swinton as the official British war correspondent on the Western Front. Journalists were not allowed at the front and Swinton's reports were censored leading to an effectively uncontroversial although even-handed reporting.

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