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.

London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria

Author: Churchill
Publisher: VM eBooks
ISBN:
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London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria from the Author: Churchill. CHAPTER I STEAMING SOUTH R.M.S. 'Dunottar Castle,' at sea: October 26, 1899. The last cry of 'Any more for the shore?' had sounded, the last good-bye had been said, the latest pressman or photographer had scrambled ashore, and all Southampton was cheering wildly along a mile of pier and promontory when at 6 P.M., on October 14, the Royal Mail steamer 'Dunottar Castle' left her moorings and sailed with Sir Redvers Buller for the Cape. For a space the decks remained crowded with the passengers who, while the sound of many voices echoed in their ears, looked back towards the shores swiftly fading in the distance and the twilight, and wondered whether, and if so when, they would come safe home again; then everyone hurried to his cabin, arranged his luggage, and resigned himself to the voyage. What an odious affair is a modern sea journey! In ancient times there were greater discomforts and perils; but they were recognised. A man took ship prepared for the worst. Nowadays he expects the best as a matter of course, and is, therefore, disappointed. Besides, how slowly we travel! In the sixteenth century nobody minded taking five months to get anywhere. But a fortnight is a large slice out of the nineteenth century; and the child of civilisation, long petted by Science, impatiently complains to his indulgent guardian of all delay in travel, and petulantly calls on her to complete her task and finally eliminate the factor of distance from human calculations. A fortnight is a long time in modern life. It is also a long time in modern war—especially at the beginning. To be without news for a fortnight at any time is annoying. To be without news for a fortnight now is a torture. And this voyage lasts more than a fortnight! At the very outset of our enterprise we are compelled to practise Mr. Morley's policy of patience.

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

Hero Of The Empire

Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385535740
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Hero Of The Empire from the Author: Candice Millard. From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters—including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi—with whom he would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

Private Tucker S Boer War Diary

Author: Pamela Todd
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN:
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Private Tucker S Boer War Diary from the Author: Pamela Todd. Bog der kronologisk gennemgür 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 Trek

Author: Sheila Patterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136532765
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The Last Trek from the Author: Sheila Patterson. This book evaluates the historical factors that produced the Boer people, and the political, religious and economic forces that maintain modern Afrikaner Nationalism. This last trek brings the Afrikaner back into multi-racial integrating industrial society. Originally published in 1957.

Memorializing The Anglo Boer War Of 1899 1902

Author: Valerie B. Parkhouse
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178088401X
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Memorializing The Anglo Boer War Of 1899 1902 from the Author: Valerie B. Parkhouse. Memorializing the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 is a study of a group of memorials to soldiers who fought in a now nearly forgotten war, and deals with the many factors influencing why there was such an unprecedented number of memorials compared to those to previous conflicts like the Crimean War, fifty years earlier. One of the most important issues was the impact of changes in the organization of the British Army in the late 1800s, particularly the creation of locally-based regiments, heavily manned by volunteers drawn from local communities. The book includes a detailed commentary on the social conditions in England that also account for the unprecedented number of commemorations of this conflict. It discusses the variety of forms memorials took: informal – drinking fountains, ‘Spion Kop” stands at football stadiums; formal – stained glass windows, statues, etc., and the numerous and diverse places where they were located: cathedrals, town squares, public schools and universities. The growth of the national press and the rise of literacy is dealt with in detail, as well as the telegraph, whose invention meant that news became available overnight. Space is given to discuss the expression of Victorian prosperity in public works. The part played by the established church is well documented and an insight is given into the contribution of Imperialism, patriotism and jingoism. All these factors explain the motivation for the memorials’ creation. The book is illustrated with photographs and articles from newspapers of the day. Appendices cover those who are not commemorated, lost memorials, those who unveiled the memorials, colonial involvement and more. Memorializing the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 will appeal particularly to social historians and students of military and social history.