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The Demon Saves The Day by Spencer Jones.


Charles FitzClarence VC and the Battle for Gheluvelt, October 1914. Brigadier-General Charles FitzClarence VC is the highest-ranking officer to be commemorated on the Menin Gate. A fearless soldier who had earned the nickname "The Demon" in the Boer War, he played a pivotal role in stemming the German tide at Gheluvelt during the First Battle of Y…

From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914 by Spencer Jones


University of Oklahoma Press, 2012, £22.33, 314pp ISBN: 9–780–806–142–890  Paddy Griffiths said that from the second day of the Battle of the Somme the British Army went through the steepest learning curve of its entire existence. The same could have been said, during the Second Boer War, of the Battle of Paardeberg where, although eventually triu…