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Regulations (Under the Colonial Forces Act, 1892.) for the Volunteer Force, 1898.
(SOUTH AFRICA.)

Regulations (Under the Colonial Forces Act, 1892.) for the Volunteer Force, 1898.

Availability: In stock

Published: [Cape Town] 1898

Stock Code: 97424

£225
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Notes

First edition, no other copy traced, National Library of South Africa has a similar title dated in 1906. "In the context of Southern Africa during the era of colonisation, the formation of volunteer forces or units in support of the colonial powers had been largely impelled by compulsion and free will. In South Africa, a fixed law pertaining to the regulations and establishment of volunteer forces was enacted. In compliance with the Colonial Forces Act of 1892, every voluntary force or military unit stood under the authority of the governor" (Hendrich, "The Afrikander Volunteer Corps and the Participation of Afrikaners in Conflicts in Rhodesia, 1893-1897", in Scientia Militaria, 40,1, 2012). This revision of the regulations would seem to have been issued in response to increasing tensions caused by the intensification of the process of colonization in Rhodesia, and the outbreak of the Matabele and Mashona Rebellions of 1896 and 1897, the 1906 issue being similarly a reaction to the Bamabatha Rebellion. Decidedly uncommon.

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Description

Octavo. Recased in the original red linen-grain cloth covered stiff card wraps, title gilt to the upper panel.

Illustrations

Illustrations and tables to the text.

Condition

A little rubbed and slightly mottled, short worm-track to the cloth on the front panel, new endpapers, light toning of the text, else very good.

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