Lot 200Boer War typescript of part of the diary...

Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm



Boer War typescript of part of the diary of Colonel George Henri de Villebois-Mareuil, dealing with the events of March 3rd-April 4th 1900 – he was killed in action on April 5th. 4to, 36pp, red morocco binding with gilt title, in good condition. Henri de Villebois-Mareuil was a French Infantry Officer who fought on the side of the Boers because he hated the British. The diary covers the surrender of Conje at Paardeberg, various actions, the occupation of Thaba’nchu by French and his last action at Sanna’s Post, where he was eventually betrayed and killed going down fighting against Methuen’s forces. It is not clear why this typescript was produced

Hammer Price: £50.00

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