South African Military History Society



A. General Meeting.

Thursday l0th April, 1969 at 7.30 p.m. at the same venue.

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TOUR [of the] 1880-1881 BATTLEFIELDS.
Commandant Duxbury has produced a comprehensive brochure and movement order of the tour and we are looking forward to a fascinating week-end.

Fifty-seven members and guests were present to hear Col. Pitts deliver his lecture, which followed on from Advocate Friedman's introduction to the American Civil War.

While not going into detail in any single battle, we were given a very clear idea of the strategy employed by General Grant. Quite a unique feature in the presentation was the projection onto a screen of pictures of the fire-arms used, pictures of the leading Generals of both the Union and the Confederacy, and annotated maps of the battle areas. We look forward to the continuation of this lecture at the next meeting.

More articles are urgently required.

The death of General Poole was announced in March. He led the 2nd Brigade of the 1st S,A. Division at Alamein and the 6th SAAD, with great distinction in the Italian Campaign.

He will long be remembered for his masterly handling of the d~vis1on in the bitter fighting of the Gothic Line battles.

The meeting stood in silent tribute to his memory.

Paul Melville.

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