Boer War

Thomas Pakenham's The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict -- a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconcievable blundering and brutalities . . . and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to ...

Boer War

Boer War

The Boers of South Africa responded to Britain's annexation of the gold-and-diamond-rich Transvaal region by declaring war on October 11, 1899. The English believed the fighting would be over by Christmas -- never dreaming they were on the brink of one of the longest, bloodiest, most costly and humiliating military campaigns in their history. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. Thomas Pakenham's The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict -- a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconcievable blundering and brutalities . . . and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day.

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The Boer War
Language: en
Pages: 659
Authors: Thomas Pakenham
Categories: Guerre des Boers, 1899-1902
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

The author challenges many of the accepted views of historians. He exposes the crucial role of the two Rand millionaires in precipitating the war. He throws new light on the blunders of British generals and writes movingly of the plight of the 100,000 black Africans who served both armies. The
The Boer War
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Martin Bossenbroek
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-09 - Publisher:

The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) is one of the most intriguing conflicts of modern history. It has been labeled many things: the first media war, a precursor of the First and Second World Wars, the originator of apartheid. The difference in status and resources between the superpower Great Britain and two
The Boer War
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Martin Bossenbroek
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-30 - Publisher: Seven Stories Press

The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) is one of the most intriguing conflicts of modern history. It has been labeled many things: the first media war, a precursor of the First and Second World Wars, the originator of apartheid. The difference in status and resources between the superpower Great Britain and two
The Boer War 1899–1902
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Victorious in its previous campaigns in Africa against native armies, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. The Boers proved to be formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for inferior numbers with grim determination, resourcefulness and strong religious faith. Their mobility, expert use of cover, and knowledge of the terrain, in which
The Boer War
Language: en
Pages: 405
Authors: Winston S. Churchill
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-23 - Publisher: Rosetta Books

A fascinating piece of first-person reporting from the British statesman’s early years as a war correspondent in South Africa. As a young, ambitious soldier, Winston S. Churchill managed to get himself posted to the 21st Lancers in 1899 as a war correspondent for the Morning Post—and joined them in fighting

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