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The Australians In South Africa: Letters From The Front (Second Boer War) Now Available

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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

From Matomaton

The Australians in South Africa
Watermarked PDF – $2.24 USD (sale price)

A Matomaton Military History Reference Book

A collection of articles written by A.G. Hales, the special war correspondent of the Daily News, following the involvement of Australian troops in the Second Boer War and also offering comment on the combatants and people of South Africa.


The PDF contains:

  • Four pages for the cover, title page, the table of contents (with active links to each section of the text) and a short biography of the author.
  • 26 articles covering the Australian troops, the Boer peoples and various actions.

Available Now Or Coming Soon

This is a companion to The British In Africa and The Great Boer War. There are also map, illustration and photograph collections, along with a collectable cards collection.

About A.G. Hales

Alfred Arthur Greenwood "Smiler" Hales was born in Adelaide in 1860. His first book detailed his adventures traveling around Australia working as a farm hand and lead him to travel in England and America before returning to found a number of publications in his homeland. Later, Hales joined the Daily News as a war correspondent and covered the Second Boer War in a manner often critical of the British. He was wounded and captured by the Boers and was only released at the end of the conflict. Despite his experiences, he went on to work as a war correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War and First World War.

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