Monday, March 17, 2014

Boer War journal

Journal entry-1-day 13.

Food and water here is scarce, and this places weird conditions During the day its like i’m being cooked over a fire and in the night it feels like i’m going to be frozen solid. The terrain here is huge. Living styles here are dreadful any water that is found is very unclean and dirty.

Journal entry-2-day 38

This past week has been horrible unfortunately I fell off of my horse and broke my leg luckily before I was taken to hospital they put a splint on my knee. It was a treacherous 4 days to get to the nearest hospital for medical aid. I wonder why, why did Richard Seddon send us here. I am glad we are helping people but we should have gotten a decent amount of wage and food for the while for when we are here. But no we have dried army biscuits and dirty water, and they have the cheek to ask us to use our additional pay for more food.

Journal entry-3-day 44

Every day that passes makes me feel even more crazy, a few of my friends have just been murdered at battle it is disgusting to see what happens in this place. I was gathering enemy intel yesterday and overheard a conversation they were talking about moving past orange and vile rivers this will be my last journal entry. I will be going to fight in a few minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Jacob,

    My name is Meagan McRae and I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. Each week we are assigned to a student blog, this week I was assigned to your blog, and boy was I glad. You did such a good job on this post and I loved the picture at the end! Are you studying the Boer War in class or was this just something you wanted to write about? I liked that you had it written as if you were a soldier in the war I felt like I was actually reading a entry from a soldiers journal. Keep up the good work Jacob!

    Meagan McRae


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