By: DeWet, General Christiaan Rudolf

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Nicely bound in light brown leather at spine and corners over marbled boards, pages untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait of the author, folding map at rear. Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (1854 – 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. He was born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State. De Wet is mentioned in Kipling's poem Ubique. De Wet took part in the early battles of the Boer War of 1899 in Natal as a commandant, later serving as a general under Piet Cronjé in the west. His first success was the surprise attack on Sanna's Post near Bloemfontein, followed by a victory at Reddersburg. He was the most famous and perhaps the most successful Boer general of the War. Though hunuted by a dozen British generals and hundreds of thousands of British soldiers, De Wet was never captured. De Wet served as Acting State President of the Orange Free State in the peace negotiations of 1902, when President Steyn became ill; consequently he was one of the signatories of the Treaty of Vereeniging. Toward the end of the 19th century, De Wet wrote this account of his campaigns.


Author Name: DeWet, General Christiaan Rudolf

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, African Studies, Military History,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Paris, Felix Juven: (1902)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 38638

Keywords: Anglo-Boer War South Africa Boer War Boer Generals Guerilla War in South Africa General Christiaan Rudolf DeWet