The Last Boer War

Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776580575
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The Last Boer War from the Author: H. Rider Haggard. The author H. Rider Haggard is today best remembered for classics of the action-adventure genre such as She and King Solomon's Mines. But these masterworks of "lost world" fiction had their roots in Haggard's real-life experiences in what is now known as South Africa, where he lived for a time as a young man. In this nonfiction account of the brutal conflict that gripped the region in the late 19th century, Haggard explores the causes and long-term impacts of the Boer wars.

Two Generals

Author: Roy Digby Thomas
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477230114
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Two Generals from the Author: Roy Digby Thomas. The Boer Wars that occurred at the end of the nineteenth century involved nearly 450,000 British troops and over 60,000 Boers. They were the largest wars Britain had ever waged before the two World Wars. They have been extensively covered by writers in Britain and South Africa. Almost all of the writers addressed the conflict from the viewpoint of either the Boers or the British. Two Generals tells how the commanders of the two armies confronted each other on the battlefield. It seeks to describe the action from both viewpoints. In this way it is unique. Recent developments in South Africa have put the events at the turn of the last century in a new perspective. The imperial attitude of the British rulers in South Africa and the stubbornness and conservative attitudes of the Boers can be seen to have contributed to the problems that persisted there throughout the twentieth century. The author has taken a fresh approach to the conflict, presenting it in an even-handed way and setting the outcome in the context of developments during the last hundred years in South Africa.

The Boer War

Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306273
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The Boer War from the Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt. Provides a guide to the historiography of a war that is still debated in Great Britain and has significant nationalist overtones in South Africa.

The Transvaal Rebellion

Author: John Laband
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317868463
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The Transvaal Rebellion from the Author: John Laband. This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance for the future of South Africa. The personal stories of heroism and sacrifice, sieges, rebellions and battles, make for an enthralling and dramatic tale - a classic of military history that will find a ready audience amongst military enthusiasts.

The Boer War

Author: Thomas Pakenham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349141940
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The Boer War from the Author: Thomas Pakenham. The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years.

Battles Of The Boer War

Author: W. Baring Pemberton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787202674
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Battles Of The Boer War from the Author: W. Baring Pemberton. 1899—40,000 Boer farmers declare war on the British Empire, defeat the most experienced regular army of the day, and make it a capital offence to shoot a British general. It was the last of the Gentlemen’s Wars and the first of the modern wars. But for the blood-stained lesions Learned on the veld, 1914 might well have ended in defeat. ‘An excellent book’—British Army Review ‘Admirable...with an intimate picture of many of the commanders involved, of the notorious actions in the First two years of the war: Belmont, Modder River, Magersfontein, Colenso, Spion Kop’—The Observer ‘Baring Pemberton has made lively use of unpublished letters, diaries und suchlike evidence...critical and fair’—Irish Times

Encyclopedia Of African Colonial Conflicts 2 Volumes

Author: Timothy J. Stapleton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848372
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Encyclopedia Of African Colonial Conflicts 2 Volumes from the Author: Timothy J. Stapleton. Two volumes introduce the history of colonial wars in Africa and illustrate why African countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, and Sudan continue to experience ethnic, political, and religious violence in the early 21st century. • Begins with a helpful introduction and overview of the topic • Contains alphabetical entries on wars, campaigns, battles, leaders, and other topics related to European colonial conquest in Africa • Includes African rebellions against the early colonial states in the 1890s and early 1900s • Features entries written by scholars in the fields of history and politics • Covers all major regions of Africa as well as relevant European powers • Provides a list of additional sources for further reading

Private Tucker S Boer War Diary

Author: Pamela Todd
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Private Tucker S Boer War Diary from the Author: Pamela Todd. Bog der kronologisk gennemgår forløbet i Boerkrigen 1899-1902 gennem optryk af en menig soldats dagbogsoptegnelser fra kampen mod de tidligere hollandske kolonisatorer, Boerne, men suppleret med illustrationer og forskellige oplysninger om krigen.

The Last Lion Volume 2

Author: William Manchester
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316244872
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The Last Lion Volume 2 from the Author: William Manchester. Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubles, Churchill managed to assemble a vast, underground intelligence network-both within the British government and on the continent-which provided him with more complete and accurate information on Germany than the British government. Recognizing the horrifying truth, Churchill stood almost alone against Nazi aggression and the sordid British and French policy of appeasement. Manchester's luminous portrait never loses sight of Churchill the man-a man with limitations, especially his callousness toward others (including his supporters) and his recklessness, which could border on the foolhardy; but also a man whose vision was global and whose courage was boundless. Here is Churchill as a light in the approaching darkness, readying himself for the terrible stand to come.

From Boer War To World War

Author: Spencer Jones
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806189614
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From Boer War To World War from the Author: Spencer Jones. The British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War I was tiny by the standards of the other belligerent powers. Yet, when deployed to France in 1914, it prevailed against the German army because of its professionalism and tactical skill, strengths developed through hard lessons learned a dozen years earlier. In October 1899, the British went to war against the South African Boer republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State, expecting little resistance. A string of early defeats in the Boer War shook the military’s confidence. Historian Spencer Jones focuses on this bitter combat experience in From Boer War to World War, showing how it crucially shaped the British Army’s tactical development in the years that followed. Before the British Army faced the Boer republics, an aura of complacency had settled over the military. The Victorian era had been marked by years of easy defeats of crudely armed foes. The Boer War, however, brought the British face to face with what would become modern warfare. The sweeping, open terrain and advent of smokeless powder meant soldiers were picked off before they knew where shots had been fired from. The infantry’s standard close-order formations spelled disaster against the well-armed, entrenched Boers. Although the British Army ultimately adapted its strategy and overcame the Boers in 1902, the duration and cost of the war led to public outcry and introspection within the military. Jones draws on previously underutilized sources as he explores the key tactical lessons derived from the war, such as maximizing firepower and using natural cover, and he shows how these new ideas were incorporated in training and used to effect a thorough overhaul of the British Army. The first book to address specific connections between the Boer War and the opening months of World War I, Jones’s fresh interpretation adds to the historiography of both wars by emphasizing the continuity between them.