Craig Brennan's explores the contrasts between events on the Kop at Anfield and the Boar War
event of the same name in The Place Where We Stand, Spion Kop.
Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, followed much of the same activities during the Boar War
that his ancestor Robert and the Rogers' Rangers did during the French and Indian War so scouting, in all its forms, was a natural fit.
Other subjects among the superb R&J Hill repertoire of subjects for sets of cards which made absolutely fascinating educational material included: actresses, battleships, cats, dogs, cricketers, footballers, lighthouses, statues, Boar War
and Great War military uniforms, aircraft, filmstars and Bruce Bairnsfather's Old Bill, public schools, holiday resorts.
On a more humorous note, readers wiu find such phrases as "Her mother was given communion and died," "in war things only happen with difficulty," and the "Boar War
." This makes one wonder whether all the distinguished historians listed in the acknowledgments read the manuscript as carefully as is suggested.
What links a cemetery and nature haven on the Headland at Hartlepool with a Boar War
battle, a racehorse, a steam engine, a hole on a Scottish golf course and Liverpool FC?
The steam engine was used in the Boar War
in South Africa.
It will tell the story of the regiment and its soldiers from its formation through the Boar War
, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Northern Ireland, Germany to the present day.