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    Doing Canada Proud
    Doing Canada Proud
    The Second Boer War and the Battle of Paardeberg
    In the fall of 1899, Britain entered the Second Anglo - Boer War in South Africa confident that its army would make short work of a collection of armed farmers. However, initial confrontations quickly changed attitudes. Following a series of humiliating defeats, Britain quickly sought additional troops. Canada answered the call, and its first contingent consisted of the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR). Fighting their first battle at Paardeburg Drift from February 18 to 27, 1900, The RCR did Canada proud, serving with distinction and demonstrating endurance and tenacity that rivalled the famous British regulars. This victory came at a cost, though. The RCR suffered 39 killed and 123 wounded, but its accomplishments were impressive. Canadians delivered the first major British triumph, which became the turning point of the conflict. The victory also awakened patriotism and national identity at home and earned Canada recognition as a sovereign power.
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    Book Author
    Colonel Bernd Horn
    Genre Young Adult Non-Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459663114
    Publisher
    Dundurn Press
    Age Range
    12-15
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    30-Apr-2013

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