By Dr. Douglas M. Baker,DGG
An English Boy Raised and Blooded within the Cannon's Mouth
Like many English exhausted and upset after global conflict One, Douglas Baker's dad and mom emi¬grated with their teenagers to South Africa trying to find new possibilities to settle the restlessness that the warfare had engen¬dered in them. South Africa itself was once a potpourri of races and cultures which provided possibilities that favoured a few, when letting them preserve their very English culture.
Douglas himself, born in England, needed to cope with stipulations within the overseas land during which his kin had selected to elevate him. South Africa was once a warfare torn kingdom the place there have been eighty two fiercely fought battles opposed to indigenous peoples just like the Zulus, newer settlers just like the immigrant Boers, German colonials and extra lately rebellious components bordering on civil warfare. additional to this furore, a mixture of contending civilizations was once the invention of gold and diamonds at the Rand and at Kimberly which additional to the thrill and pageant. It was once throughout the English citizens and Empire developers like Cecil Rhodes that the curse of Apartheid and its stark laws have been challenged.
Cannon Fodder is the prequel to conflict, Wine & Valour (published in 2005), and files the author's formative years as much as his volunteering to struggle for king and state in the course of the moment global War.
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