CONTROLLING THE FRONTIER: Southern Africa 1806-1828, The Cape Frontier Wars and The Fetcani Alarm
Explores the struggle to determine and stabilize the frontier of southern Africa's Cape Colony in the aftermath of the British occupation in 1806, especially the troop movements arising out of the Napoleonic Wars that would later contribute to bush warfare, with an emphasis on Colonel John Graham's controversial method of frontier control implemented in the wake of the Fourth Cape Frontier War of 1811-1812.
Examines events leading up to the Battle of Grahamstown in April 1819 - notably the inter-Xhosa Battle of Amalinde in October 1818 -- as well as the entire Fifth Cape Frontier War. The book then discusses the development and deployment of colonial forces beyond the frontier in the aftermath of the war, culminating in a British campaign on the Umtata and the highly contentious and much misunderstood Battle of Mbolompo in August 1828. Includes 42 b/w illustrations, 4 b/w photos, and 3 maps.
NEW-pb, available mid July 2023 ......$45.00 rct
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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