With The Guns In South Africa. By Lieutenant E. W. B. Morrison, D Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, Illustrated with Photo-Engravings and from Sketches by the Author

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With The Guns In South Africa. By Lieutenant E. W. B. Morrison, D Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, Illustrated with Photo-Engravings and from Sketches by the Author

MORRISON, Lieutenant E. W. B.

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Born in London, Ontario in 1867, Lt. "Dinky" Morrison was a journalist at the start of his career, becoming editor of the Ottawa Citizen. His military career began with his appointment as a Second Lieutenant in Hamiltons 4th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. As a subaltern with D Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) in the South African War he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for saving the guns at Leliefontein on November 7, 1900. In this account of the war, he describes his journey to South Africa, battles, impressions of the country, and such horrors as starving horses, fever and dysentery, ruined and burned houses. "War is not a parlor game" he writes in his Apology, and none of his men were sorry to return to "the nice, clean, beautiful snow of old Canada" (p. 291).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Spectator Printing Company
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1901
  • Place Published: Hamilton
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    307 p. 20 cm. 21 b&w plates and illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with gold, black and red impressing. Spine ends softened and corners slightly bumped. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by author on front free endpaper. Small hole in text of p. 113.

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