The Frontier Partisans Podcast

Episode 19 — Frederick Courteney Selous, Part II — Soldier

October 9, 2021

Frederick Courteney Selous dreamed of Africa as a youth, and ultimately became a frontier hunter in the 1870s and 1880s, then a pioneer of what would become Rhodesia. His books on hunting adventures in southern Africa remain classics of the genre and they would make him famous and a friend to luminaries from President Theodore Roosevelt to the bestselling novelist H. Rider Haggard.

In 1896, he would become a partisan ranger in the Second Matabele War, and in the First World War he would make the ultimate sacrifice while campaigning with the British Army in East Africa.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

 

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