By Denis Judd, Keith Surridge
The Boer struggle of 1899-1902 was once an epic of heroism and bungling, crafty and barbarism with a rare solid of characters - together with Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The struggle published the ineptitude of the British army and suddenly uncovered the corrupt underside of imperialism - within the institution of the 1st focus camps, the capturing of Boer prisoners-of-war and the embezzlement of army provides through British officials. This acclaimed e-book offers an entire heritage of the Boer warfare - from the 1st indicators of unrest to the eventual peace. within the method, it debunks numerous of the myths that have grown up round the clash and explores the lethal legacy it left for southern Africa.
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The Boer War: A History by Denis Judd, Keith Surridge