DIE VRYWILLIGERSMAGTE VAN GRIEKWALAND-WES

  • Maritz Broodryk Instituut vir Eietydse Geskiedenis, Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat
Keywords: Britse kroonkolonie Griewkaland-Wes, Diamond Fields Horse (DFH), 'READY AYE READY', Diamond Fields, Boererepublieke, Oranje-Vrystaat en die Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek (Transvaal)

Abstract

'READY AYE READY', the motto of the Diamond Fields Horse (DFH) reflects the spirit at the time prevailing among volunteers for active service in this British Crown Colony. As stated elsewhere in this account of a colourful chapter in South Africa's history, "nowhere else in South Africa were recruits so willing to serve their country as in the Diamond Fields."
Published
2012-02-22
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