The Covenant - Chapter X, The Venloo Commando Summary & Analysis

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Chapter X, The Venloo Commando Summary

The Venloo Commandos are a group of Dutch burghers who are part of the force that attempted to repel the English from invasion in the fall of 1899. Though their numbers are small when compared to the English troops, they make up for it with exceptional bravery and unwavering commitment to the freedom they believe is their right. Mounted on small horses, they begin by joining a skirmish near Ladysmith that found them outnumbered and with inadequate intelligence. Having always dismounted and fought in hand to hand combat, they are unprepared for the charge by the English, and many are killed in this engagement. General Paulus De Groot is not new to warfare however, and begins to plan his new approach. The English are the ones surprised in their next engagement. The battles rage back and...

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