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Baden Powell's Fighting Police--The SAC

The Boer War Unit That Inspired the Scouts

Baden Powell's Fighting Police--The SAC( )
Author: Ross, Hamish
ISBN:978-1-3990-8365-2
Publication Date:Jun 2022
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Limited
Imprint:Pen & Sword Military
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $3.99
Book Description:

This work begins in August 1900 during the war in South Africa, when mounted Boer commandos ranging across the veldt superseded pitched battles of massed armies and heavy weaponry. Thanks to his flair for organisation, Baden-Powell is asked to create a mounted force with a combined military and police role, and will be answerable to the Commander-in-Chief and the civil High Commissioner. Rejecting Army models of command, Baden-Powell creates the South African Constabulary (SAC)...
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