The Last Boer War

Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780559012969
Size: 43.14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1999
Download Read Online

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Boer War

Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306273
Size: 23.46 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6267
Download Read Online

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 Boer War

Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472520831
Size: 22.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 654
Download Read Online

On October 11th,1899 long-simmering tensions between Britain and the Boer Republics - the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic - finally erupted into the conflict that would become known as the Second Boer War. Two days after the first shots were fired, a young writer by the name of Winston Churchill set out for South Africa to cover the conflict for the Morning Post. The Boer War brings together the two collections of despatches that Churchill published on the conflict. London to Ladysmith recounts the future Prime Minister's arrival in South Africa and his subsequent capture by and dramatic escape from the Boers, the adventure that first brought the name of Winston Churchill to public attention. Ian Hamilton's March collects Churchill's later despatches as he marched alongside a column of the main British army from Bloemfontein to Pretoria. Published together, these books are a vivid eye-witness account of a landmark period in British Imperial History and an insightful chronicle of a formative experience by Britain's greatest war-time leader.

The Last Trek

Author: Sheila Patterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136532692
Size: 58.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5554
Download Read Online

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.

Anecdotes Of The Anglo Boer War

Author: Rob Milne
Publisher: Covos-Day Books
ISBN: 9780620254397
Size: 33.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4567
Download Read Online

This often touching, sometimes hilarious book does not focus on dates or military strategy, nor does it attempt to condemn or vindicate the people involved. Rather, it focuses on the human interest stories that flavored this, "The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars". From the humorous story of the Boers firing shells laden with plum pudding on Christmas day into the beseiged town of Ladysmith to the tragic Legend of the Flowers, this volume is sure to entertain, educate and inspire.

Private Tucker S Boer War Diary

Author: Pamela Todd
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Size: 66.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1866
Download Read Online

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.

From Boer War To World War

Author: Spencer Jones
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806189614
Size: 34.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1790
Download Read Online

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.

The Boer War

Author: John Gooch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714651019
Size: 53.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5061
Download Read Online

This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.