The Great Silence: From Mushroom Valley to Delville Wood, South African Forces in World War One - Tim Couzens
Conditions: Art Publishers & Times Media 2014 edition. Very good paperback. 266 pages. Slightest edgewear to corners & rear. Small stain on bottom edge. Sepia tone illustrations. Pages remain bright & crisp, no other signs of previous ownership.
"Tim Couzens’ The Great Silence tells the story of South Africa’s Great War, meticulously bringing the details of the different campaigns to light, with a dedicated chapter on each major theatre of action, from Sandfontein to Delville Wood, plus a special chapter on the contribution of black South African troops to the Allies’ ultimate victory. Fully illustrated with over 150 photographs, maps and graphics, and with eight special insets on some of the more extraordinary characters in the war – such as Jackie the baboon, who was wounded by shrapnel in Flanders and returned to South Africa a hero – The Great Silence takes us into the dark heart of the Great War itself." ~ extracted from Goodreads.