ADOLPH ZBOŘIL - AN AUSTRIAN OFFICER IN THE TRANSVAAL ARTILLERY

  • Erwin A. Schmidl Austrian Army Museum
Keywords: second-highest rank in the Transvaal Artillery, Captain Adolph Zbořil, Second Anglo-Boer War, People's Republic of Czechoslovakia

Abstract

Whereas the German Major Richard Albrecht, the Commander of the Orange Free State Artillery, is a well-known figure of South African military history, this is not the case with Captain Adolph Zbořil. Zbořil (a Czech name, pronounced 'Sbor-shil') from 1886 to 1893 held the second-highest rank in the Transvaal Artillery. Admittedly, his achievements were less spectacular - and convincing - than Albrecht's and he left the Transvaal Artillery six years before the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War. Still, it seems worthwhile to trace Zbořil's career.
Published
2012-02-23
How to Cite
Schmidl, E. A. (2012). ADOLPH ZBOŘIL - AN AUSTRIAN OFFICER IN THE TRANSVAAL ARTILLERY. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/18-2-409
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