LIGHT HORSE CAVALCADE: The Imperial Light Horse, 1899-1961


The battles fought by the Light Horse Cavalcade ranged from conflict in SA at the start of the Anglo-Boer War to clashes in North Africa and surroundings during World War 2

Harry Klein, author of Light Horse Cavalcade 1899-1961, ticked all the boxes necessary for making the book readable and informative. It was on offer at the recent Westgate Walding Auctioneers decorative and fine arts sale in Waverley. The Imperial Light Horse Regiment (ILH) was formed shortly before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War in October 1899, when Col Aubrey Woolls-Sampson approached Randlords Percy Fitzpatrick and Lionel Phillips for funds to mount and equip 1,000 men. Authority was granted by the British military command in Natal to establish the regiment under the command of a British regular officer. The name Imperial Light Horse was personally approved by Queen Victoria. The regiment was made up of six squadrons of 86 men each. The ILH did not have to wait long for their baptism of fire, which was at the Battle of Elandslaagte in Natal soon after the Anglo-Boer War broke out in 1899

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LIGHT HORSE CAVALCADE: The Imperial Light Horse, 1899-1961.
Condition: Very Good in Plastic/Good
Dj has closed chips 30x12mm, 30×5, 25×3; rubbed on front & rear fore-edges; scuffed 4 cnrs; all faults restored, now not obvious; spine faded. Book has insect damage to front fep, partially restored but not obvious; name of Bertie Simpson, who wrote the regimental history of the R L I. Gilt titles and flags. Photographic eps; 200 pp incl Rolls of Honour, Battle Honours, Dress, Honours and Awards; Colonels, Bibliography and Index; b&w photos thru’out text; maps..
Bookseller Inventory #: 007605
Format/binding: Hard Cover Red Skivertex
Book condition: Used – Very Good in Plastic
Jacket condition: Good
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Timmins,
Place: Cape Town
Date published: 1969
Keywords: War, South Africa, Regimental History
Bookseller catalogs: War;
Size: 281x20mm