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Their Past Your Future By York Art Gallery
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In this book, the local people of York recall the effects of war, on themselves and thier loved ones. Inspired by the collections of York Museums Trust, community groups have worked with creative... More > writers to tell their stories. Included in the book, are first hand acounts, relating to images from York Art Gallery, amongst them the words of Effie Townend, a nurse from Selby, awarded the Royal Red Cross for her duty aboard HMHS Somersetshire.< Less
Their Past Your Future By York Art Gallery
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In this book, the local people of York recall the effects of war, on themselves and thier loved ones. Inspired by the collections of York Museums Trust, community groups have worked with creative... More > writers to tell their stories. Included in the book, are first hand acounts, relating to images from York Art Gallery, amongst them the words of Effie Townend, a nurse from Selby, awarded the Royal Red Cross for her duty aboard HMHS Somersetshire.< Less
The Anglo-Boer War Diaries of Jan Geldenhuys. 1899 - 1902 By Preller Geldenhuys
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Jan Geldenhuys was called up in October 1899 to serve in the Kroonstad Commando under Commandant Martinus Schoeman on the Western Front and deployed for the Siege of Kimberley. He fought at the... More > Battles of Belmont, Graspan, Twee-Riviere (Modder River), Magersfontein and several other minor skirmishes. He was captured in April 1902 [a mere two months before the end of the war] and banished as a prisoner of war to Umballa, India, where his experiences till Thursday, 20th November 1902, were documented.< Less
Anglo-Boer War Diaries of Jan Geldenhuys By Preller Geldenhuys
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Jan Geldenhuys was called up in October 1899 to serve in the Kroonstad Commando on the Western Front and deployed for the Siege of Kimberley. He fought at the Battles of Belmont, Graspan,Twee-... More > Reviere (Modder River), Magersfontein and several other skirmishes. After Bloemfontein was occupied, he teamed up with Braam Preller, his father-in-law, and adopted 'fight and flight' tactics. His home was burnt down and wife interned in the Kroonstad Concentration Camp, where his new-born daughter died. He was captured in April 1902 and banished as a prisoner of war to Umballa, India, where his experiences till Thursday 20th November 1902 were documented. He shared a tent with his father-in-law and later met up with his father and brother who were POW's at Bhimtal. His diaries are lodged with the Anglo-Boer War museum in Bloemfontein. The author's grandmother, Lizzie Preller, having published her "Oorlogsherinneringe" (memoirs), provided the inspiration to add this addition to African history.< Less

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