The Lady who Fought
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This is a unique account of the
Anglo-Boer War by a young woman who found herself alone on her parents'
Free State farm during the war. She attempted to evade the advancing
British forces, was captured and sent to a concentration camp, escaped,
spent time on commando with her brothers as there was nowhere else for
her to go, and was eventually recaptured. She survived near-death in her
second concentration camp, but ultimately rejoined her parents in yet
another camp just before the end of the war, after which they returned
to a farm devastated by the enemy's scorched earth policy. The title of
the book is taken from the remark of a British officer ('So you're the
lady who fought?') ordered to interrogate her, but who instead expressed
admiration for her defiance in adversity.