Tom and Ethel. The Story of a Soldier Settlement
(Pietermaritzburg, the author, 1990). . 210 x 148mm; pictorial wraps very slightly marked; pp. viii + 48; line drawings in text; maps inside covers. Signed by the author. Very good condition. "Tom and Ethel is a true story. The wryly humorous sketch by a daughter of her parents, veiled though it is in the innocent optimism of childhood, is based on serious and detailed research into a forgotten chapter of South African history, the Soldier-Settlements of World War 1, into the faulty legislation that structured the settlements and the climatic and economic conditions that spelt ruin. Pam Arnold has spun the historic coin and come up with endearing human faces. Capt. Tom Garstang, M.C, was that rare species of South African, a survivor of the battle of Delville Wood. Ethel was an attractive, gay, intelligent and cultivated young woman of the Twenties. A handsome couple whose battle with mother nature at Malonjeni proved a heartbreak. A gallant couple who, in defeat, faced with splendid dignity the derision of homespun locals who had not been forced to mature in the poppy-strewn fields of Flanders and France.".
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N° du livre: 1930
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Mots-clés: . Captain T. M.C. . . Longueval. Northern