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Red Roses on the Veldt - Lancashire Regiment in the Boer War, 1899 - 1902


By  Lieutenant Colonel John Downham MBE DL


Red Roses on the Veldt tells the remarkable story of three regiments of Lancashire infantry in the Boer War  1899-1902. The East Lancashire, South Lancashire, and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments consistently took every objective they attacked and proved themselves a match for the Boers in marksmanship and mobile warfare. John Downham, who as a young officer first visited the Boer War battlefields in 1965, has drawn on the extensive archives of The Lancashire Infantry Museum, including many previously unpublished letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs, to create a vivid picture of soldiering in South Africa.

Red Roses on the Veldt

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