This unique anthology of Kipling's war stories and poems provides critical comment on the ineptitude of the British in the Boer War. Including such stories as "Barrack-Room Ballads," this work provides tales of courage and adventure, as well as shameful episodes of retreat and failure.
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Stories include: The Drums of the Fore and Aft; A Conference of the Powers; The Light that Failed; The Mutiny of the Mavericks; The Lost Legion; The Way that he Took; A Sahib's War; The Comprehension of Private Copper; The Captive; A Friend of the Family; A Madonna of the Trenches; The Gardener