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« on: October 13, 2009, 12:08:04 AM »







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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 02:00:28 AM »

Guess who got my vote... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 12:00:08 PM »

Another very nice presentation ...
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 01:44:27 PM »

Wow! What a story  Shocked

Thanks for posting Prof  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 08:51:13 PM »

oh I never thought that there where Scandinavien in the Boer war !!?!
cool now you wake my interest in the boer conflict .
Oh I see a new range of figures for my collection ,what figures do you use ?

one last thing to say nice report !

good work
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 02:57:13 PM »

oh I never thought that there where Scandinavien in the Boer war !!?!
cool now you wake my interest in the boer conflict .


You better believe it. Quite a few Germans to.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 08:37:46 PM »

Hammers wich book I have to read about the Boer war ?
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 04:28:10 AM »

This story won my vote, but I must say that they are all good stories. Well done to all who entered.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 02:42:31 PM »

Every day is a school day for me on this forum. Well educated and entertained at the same time, bargain! Well done!   
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 07:29:20 PM »

Hammers wich book I have to read about the Boer war ?

Sorry, not my area of expertise. The only book I have read about it is that one by Churchill (My Youth?) but it says little about the foe, just his own overrated self *ducks* Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 09:06:24 PM »

WOW! that is really interesting, I need to start reading the colonial tales section. Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009, 05:45:31 PM »

Many thanks for all your comments!

I really enjoyed this contest!
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 11:53:04 PM »

Grimm, "The Boer War" by (Sir?) Thomas Pakenham is one of the best military history books I have ever read.  The author is the same guy who wrote "The Scramble for Africa."
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 12:03:38 AM »

Interesting. I had no idea my countrymen fought for the Boers.

The flags on the photo is the old "union flags". 

Thanks Witchheimer!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 11:04:55 AM »

Yes, it is a pretty interesting story, isn't? Although a rather foolish undertaking, from today's perspective.
There are a few stories like this about Swedish adventurers taking part in wars all over. It is for example pretty interesting to read about the Swedish Persian Gendarmerie was involved in the campaigns in Persia during WWI and after.

And then there is of course the notorious von Rosen family of fliers...
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