HALT! ACTION FRONT! With Long at Colenso

Visser, G. E. (1999)

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South African born Darrell Hall (1928 - 1996) joined the British Army in 1946 and retired with the rank of major in 1968. During his 22-year career in the British Army he served in both the Royal Artillery and the Royal Marine Commando and saw active service in the Suez Canal and Borneo campaigns. Returning to South Africa after his retirement from the British Army, he devoted much of his time to his passion for military history. He soon became a well-known authority on the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and served as Chairman of the Gunners' Association, the South African Military History Society and the sub-section British War Graves of the National Monuments Council. He has written three books on the Anglo-Boer War. The first was the title under discussion, of which the first edition was published in 1991 and a second edition in 1994. His second work, entitled Long Tom, deals with the history of the famous 155mm Creusot siege guns of the Boers. His last work, The Hall handbook of the Anglo-Boer War, was published posthumously in 1999 under the editorship of Fransjohan Pretorius and Gilbert Torlage.

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