Adventures of a Boer Family (Paperback, 160 pg) Victor Pohl

This is a sensitive, faithful, amusing account of the unique experiences of a Free State farming family during the Anglo-Boer War. Read more below. Also available in Afrikaans – click here.

Victor Pohl

R210.00

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Description

This is a sensitive, faithful, amusing account of the unique experiences of a Free State farming family during the Anglo-Boer War.
From the author’s mother being mistaken for an English lady by a British officer, to his own imprisonment as a thirteen-year-old at Green Point POW camp;
from his three older brothers’ exploits on commando, to General De Wet’s address – in a voice ‘shaken with emotion’ – to his men after the war was lost;
from his younger brothers’ experiences as favourites with the soldiers at a British military camp where they were detained, to the whole family’s hope and courage in the aftermath of war
– this book is a true delight.

Victor Pohl was born on the Basutoland frontier. His early years were spent on a Free State farm, where he first acquired his love of nature and his gift of accurate observation.

Also available in Afrikaans – click here.