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    CANADIAN TROOPERS IN ANGLO-BOER WAR BATTLING COMMANDOS FOR FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF LOOTED BULLION ARE FEATURED IN NEW HISTORICAL NOVEL, KRUGER S
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      CANADIAN TROOPERS IN ANGLO-BOER WAR BATTLING COMMANDOS FOR FIFTEEN
      MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF LOOTED BULLION ARE FEATURED IN NEW
      HISTORICAL NOVEL, "KRUGER'S GOLD".

      A new historical novel by Sidney Allinson, titled KRUGER'S
      GOLD, is set in South Africa in 1902, during the Second Anglo-Boer
      War.

      Lt. Harry Lanyard is a Canadian serving in the British Army
      with Howard's Scouts, an actual elite mounted unit of the time. He is
      released from a charge of murdering a prisoner so he may lead a patrol
      to recover fifteen million dollars' worth of gold bullion looted by
      "Oom Paul" Kruger, fugitive President of the Transvaal Republic. To do
      it, he must battle tough burgher commandos, roving bandits, hostile
      civilians, and a vengeful enemy spy among his own mutinous troopers.
      Lanyard also strives to regain the love of his half-American Boer
      sweetheart, who is now allied with a ruthless Czarist agent.

      The novel is based on many actual events, and meticulously
      researched in everyday details of the period. It conveys the war from
      both the Boer and British points of view. Though written as fast-paced
      fiction, KRUGER'S GOLD also conveys factual military realities and
      social conditions of the era, including British "scorched earth"
      policy, civil war among the Afrikaners, the oft-forgotten role of
      Anglo-South Africans, and the political split between Canadians for
      and against the war. It reveals the horrors of concentration camps and
      ruthless guerilla fighting, while over 27,000 white civilians and
      30,000 black Africans died in the "last of the gentleman's wars".

      Sidney Allinson is author of four previous published books,
      including "THE BANTAMS: The Untold Story of World War One, and JEREMY
      KANE: A Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie
      Rebellion and its brutal aftermath in the penal colonies of Australia.
      He is a past Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute,
      Toronto, and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

      "KRUGER'S GOLD" (Available September, 2001) 298 pages, maps, glossary,
      participants, bibliography. ISBN 0-7388-6585-0 Hardback ($25),
      07388-6586-9 Trade Softback ($16). LOC 2001116470. Published by
      Xlibris Corp.,436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA.
      Orders@... Phone 1-609-278-0075. Also available on-line via
      Amazon, Chapters, Borders, Barnes & Noble.

      Read a free sample chapter at:
      www.xlibris.com/KrugersGold.html
      To contact the author,
      tel/fax: (250) 478-0457 e-mail: sidneya@...
    • sidneya@home.com
      CANADIAN TROOPERS IN ANGLO-BOER WAR BATTLING COMMANDOS FOR FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF LOOTED BULLION ARE FEATURED IN NEW HISTORICAL NOVEL, KRUGER S
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        CANADIAN TROOPERS IN ANGLO-BOER WAR BATTLING COMMANDOS FOR FIFTEEN
        MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF LOOTED BULLION ARE FEATURED IN NEW
        HISTORICAL NOVEL, "KRUGER'S GOLD".

        A new historical novel by Sidney Allinson, titled KRUGER'S
        GOLD, is set in South Africa in 1902, during the Second Anglo-Boer
        War.

        Lt. Harry Lanyard is a Canadian serving in the British Army
        with Howard's Scouts, an actual elite mounted unit of the time. He is
        released from a charge of murdering a prisoner so he may lead a patrol
        to recover fifteen million dollars' worth of gold bullion looted by
        "Oom Paul" Kruger, fugitive President of the Transvaal Republic. To do
        it, he must battle tough burgher commandos, roving bandits, hostile
        civilians, and a vengeful enemy spy among his own mutinous troopers.
        Lanyard also strives to regain the love of his half-American Boer
        sweetheart, who is now allied with a ruthless Czarist agent.

        The novel is based on many actual events, and meticulously
        researched in everyday details of the period. It conveys the war from
        both the Boer and British points of view. Though written as fast-paced
        fiction, KRUGER'S GOLD also conveys factual military realities and
        social conditions of the era, including British "scorched earth"
        policy, civil war among the Afrikaners, the oft-forgotten role of
        Anglo-South Africans, and the political split between Canadians for
        and against the war. It reveals the horrors of concentration camps and
        ruthless guerilla fighting, while over 27,000 white civilians and
        30,000 black Africans died in the "last of the gentleman's wars".

        Sidney Allinson is author of four previous published books,
        including "THE BANTAMS: The Untold Story of World War One, and JEREMY
        KANE: A Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie
        Rebellion and its brutal aftermath in the penal colonies of Australia.
        He is a past Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute,
        Toronto, and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

        "KRUGER'S GOLD" (Available September, 2001) 298 pages, maps, glossary,
        participants, bibliography. ISBN 0-7388-6585-0 Hardback ($25),
        07388-6586-9 Trade Softback ($16). LOC 2001116470. Published by
        Xlibris Corp.,436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA.
        Orders@... Phone 1-609-278-0075. Also available on-line via
        Amazon, Chapters, Borders, Barnes & Noble.

        Read a free sample chapter at:
        www.xlibris.com/KrugersGold.html
        To contact the author,
        tel/fax: (250) 478-0457 e-mail: sidneya@...
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