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PostSubject: The red soldier Frank Emery   Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi all

Subject: A book by Frank Emery, titled, The Red Soldier the zulu war 1879.

Does anyone have a copy of this book, and if so, could you please let me know if it is a good book, and if it contains letters
written by the troops to their relatives back home?

I have heard of this book before, but can't remember if this is the one with the soldiers letters or not, any help on this would
be much appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.

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PostSubject: The Red Soldier   Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:34 pm

Hi Martin.
I have it and yes it contains letters etc etc written home to family members , very good and worth having .
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PostSubject: The red soldier Frank Emery   Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi 90th

Thanks for the information, and again, much appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: The red soldier Frank Emery   Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 am

The Red Soldier is one of the essential books in the "Nu-AZW" scholarship that arose in the late 1970's and early 1980's. It was in resposne to both the centenary in 1979 and to the success of Mr Morris TWOTS and teh fild Zulu itself. It can still be obtained at a not too excessive a price. Good hunting.
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PostSubject: The red soldier Frank Emery   Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:15 am

Hi Eric,

Many thanks for the information.

I saw a copy at Amazon, but it was about £30, is this about an average price for this book?

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PostSubject: The Red Soldier   Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:27 pm

Hi Martin.
I saw soft cover copies for 19 Pds on either Amazon UK or Abe Books Uk .
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PostSubject: The red soldier Frank Emery   Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:56 pm

Hi 90th

Thank's for that mate.
I got one for less than £10 from ebay.
It hasn't arrived yet, but I expect it anytime, and will enjoy reading it.

Thanks again 90th.

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PostSubject: The Red Soldier   Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:03 pm

Hi Martin.
Well done mate , you did well . I'm sure you will enjoy it ...... A lot !.
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