A Tiger on Horseback - The Experiences of a Trooper & Officer of Rimington's Guides - The Tigers - During the Anglo-Boer War 1899 -1902
A Tiger on Horseback The Riders with the Tiger Skin Hat Bands Rimington's Guides were an unusual unit. Their strength was only in the region of 150 ... Show synopsis A Tiger on Horseback The Riders with the Tiger Skin Hat Bands Rimington's Guides were an unusual unit. Their strength was only in the region of 150 men. They acted not only as guides to the British Army ensuring that columns moved safely and effectively from one part of the field to another, but also as scouts attached to other regiments. Working in small parties of two or three they were rarely part of a cohesive unit. Among its ranks were men who were familiar with the country, spoke native languages and acted as interpreters. This independence placed the writer in an ideal position to view the Boer War from a variety of vantage points on many campaigns and in a number of famous battles. This is an informally written book full of colour and detail. It is enhanced in the Leonaur edition by 29 contemporary illustrations.