By Dr. Douglas M. Baker,DGG
An English Boy Raised and Blooded within the Cannon's Mouth
Like many English exhausted and disillusioned after global warfare One, Douglas Baker's parents emi¬grated with their teenagers to South Africa looking for 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 permitting them to maintain 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 used to be a warfare torn kingdom the place there were 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 battle. extra to this furore, a mixture of contending civilizations used to be the invention of gold and diamonds at the Rand and at Kimberly which further to the buzz and festival. It was once during the English citizens and Empire developers like Cecil Rhodes that the curse of Apartheid and its stark rules have been challenged.
Cannon Fodder is the prequel to struggle, Wine & Valour (published in 2005), and records the author's formative years as much as his volunteering to struggle for king and nation in the course of the moment global War.
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