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Plumer

Postby PeterGreenMan » 02 May 2009 21:54

:) Does anyone know the whereabouts of any information left by General Plumer concerning his experiences in the Boer War? I am particularly interested in his march and train journey from Rhodesia to Mafeking. :)
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Re: Plumer

Postby Brett Hendey » 03 May 2009 07:36

The book "Send Carrington" by Philip Gon (1984 Ad Donker(Pty) Ltd) deals in part with the Rhodesia/Mafeking operation in the Boer War, so Plumer gets several mentions, although perhaps not enough for your purposes.

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Re: Plumer

Postby PeterGreenMan » 03 May 2009 08:31

Thanks Bret
What a pity.... so many unanswered questions. Would have loved to have seen what he thought about the advance at crocodile pools in what is now Botswana, but there we are. Thanks again
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Re: Plumer

Postby Norwood » 03 May 2009 09:44

Hi


This gives a little info which you may not have.

http://www.sandstone-estates.com/interim/lawley_legacy/Lawleys_and_the_Boer_War/Lawleys_and_the_Boer_War.pdf


Hope this is useful.


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Re: Plumer

Postby PeterGreenMan » 03 May 2009 15:49

Hi
Thanks Norwood. Not read that before. The article mentions Otse, a village where I lived for a short while and got me interested in the Boer war!!
Thanks again.
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Re: Plumer

Postby Norwood » 03 May 2009 16:15

I am also interested in the Boer War.

This man is not a relative (he is a relation to my friend) but I am very interested in him.


http://www.sheptess.multiservers.com/Norwood/John.html


I have a few books on the Boer War , I am going through them to see if your man is mentioned.


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Plumer and short-sightedness

Postby PeterGreenMan » 04 May 2009 18:50

:) "Plumer is reported to have suffered from acute short-sightedness early on in his military career. Another general has written (and I'm sorry but I can't find the reference) that it is a terrible handicap for a general to be short-sighted. I was wondering how this might have affected his leadership in The Great War. :)
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Re: Plumer

Postby Jonathan » 04 May 2009 19:06

Peter,
I hope you don't mind that I moved this query to the other thread on Plumer. Discussion on Plumer's performance in the Great War is off topic for this forum, however feel free to discuss this issue as it relates to the period 1837-1913.

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