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[ Read Online Marching on Tanga; ì medieval-romance PDF ] by Francis Brett Young ↠´ This Historic Book May Have Numerous Typos And Missing Text Purchasers Can Download A Free Scanned Copy Of The original Book Without Typos From The Publisher Not Indexed Not Illustrated Excerpt CHAPTER VII At This Point, To My Great Unhappiness, I Handed Over My Charge Of The Regiment The Officer Who Had Been With Them Since They Left Rhodesia Overtook Us, Bringing With Him Orders For Me To Return To Nairobi But Now We Were Not Only Many Hundred Miles From Nairobi, But Many Days Journey From Railhead, And It Seemed Too Great A Pity That I Should Not See Any Of The Fruits Of Our Labours So, Like A Bad Soldier, I Evaded My Orders, Asking That I Might Be Retained With The Brigade The Same Evening Awaiting Confirmation Of My Request, I Was Attached To The Combined Field Ambulance, And Given Charge Of The Indian Section, Which Was Called B The Change From Regimental Life Was Very Abrupt Henceforward I Had To Do With A Number Of African Stretcher Bearers, Indian Ward Orderlies And Babu Sub Assistant Surgeons, Cape Boy Muleteers, And A Boer Conductor Of Transport Nor Could Anything Have Been Different From The European Conception Of A Field Ambulance Either In Its Constitution Or Its Duties, For In Time Of Action It Might Represent Anything From A Regimental Aid Post To A Casualty Clearing Station, Or Even Take On The Functions Of A Stationary Hospital The African Stretcher Bearers, Fifty Of Them, Were Untrained, And Ready To Disappear Into The Bush On The Approach Of Danger Only One European Medical Officer Was Allotted To Each Section The Only Technical Assistance On Which He Could Count Was That Of Two Half Educated Babus But I Was Glad, At Any Rate, That I Should Still Keep Company With The Brigade, And Help To Receive The Sick And Wounded Of The Regiment On The Morning Of The Twenty Ninth We Set Out At Daybreak From The Camp Between Old Lassiti And The River In The Dark We Had Quite Missed The Loveliness Of That Place, But N I bought this book with The Crescent Moon and The African Queen in mind Being once in Mid Africa, not so long ago, both books gave to me the essence feeling of Africa a warm, dark, aromatic, adventurous, raw and mysterious continent Even the biography of Smuts, which I read right before Marching the Tanga gave me some of these glimpses But Marching the Tanga was a dry written narrative Because of this, I skipped some lines, but made it to the end.
The setting is South Africa during WWI and the campaign from South Africa under general Smuts, against the Germans The story is told from the perspective of a soldier, probably Francis himself A long winding and repeating narration of marching and marching on and on after the Germans Repeating narration of dryness, lack of rations, lack of water and exhaustion Some fig



Francis Brett Young was born in 1884 at Hales Owen, Worcestershire, the eldest son of Dr Thomas Brett Young.Educated at Iona Cottage High School, Sutton Coldfield and Epsom College, Francis read Medicine at Birmingham University before entering general practice at Brixham in 1907 The following year he married Jessie Hankinson whom he had met during his medical studies She was a singer of some re