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  • The Boer War by Martin Bossenbroek
    The Boer War (English, Hardback) Martin Bossenbroek

    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 insignificant Boer republics in southern Africa was enormous. But, against all expectation, it...

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  • The Boer War by Denis Judd
    The Boer War (English, Paperback) Denis Judd, Keith Terrance Surridge

    The Boer War of 1899-1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, cunning and barbarism with an extraordinary cast of characters - including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. This book provides a complete history of the Boer War - from the first signs of unrest to the eventual peace.

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  • The Natal Campaign by Hugh Rethman
    The Natal Campaign (English, Paperback) Hugh Rethman

    A compelling examination of the campaign in Natal during the Boer War.

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  • Rorke's Drift Diary by William Penn Symons
    Rorke's Drift Diary (English, Paperback) William Penn Symons

    Rorke's Drift Diary is a unique firsthand account of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, which took place in Zululand on January 22 1879. Written by Captain Penn Symons, one of the few British survivors of Isandwana, where a combined force of less than two thousand British army soldiers and African auxiliaries faced more than twenty thousand Zulu warriors, this book brings the experience...

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  • The war at home by Albert Grundlingh
    The war at home (Hardback) Albert Grundlingh, Bill Nasson

    The concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War caused thousands of deaths and much suffering. But should the women and children in the camps only be seen as victims, or is there another story to be told? The War at Home tries to do just that.

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  • At the front by Jannie Geldenhuys
    At the front (English, Paperback) Jannie Geldenhuys

    General Jannie Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading military commanders South Africa has ever produced. This book reflects on a life defined as much by a military career spanning more than four decades as it was by politics and indeed the need for peace on the African sub-continent.

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  • Boer Guerrilla vs British Mounted Soldier by Johnny Shumate
    Boer Guerrilla vs British Mounted Soldier (English, Paperback) Johnny Shumate

    The fully illustrated David-vs-Goliath story of the Boer commandos and British mounted troops who fought one another in South Africa in the final years of the nineteenth century.

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  • The Compassionate Englishwoman by Robert Eales
    The Compassionate Englishwoman (English, Paperback) Robert Eales

    In London, the upper class Emily Hobhouse hears that women and children caught in the Boer War are having a difficult time. Concerned, she goes to South Africa - by herself and at her own initiative - to investigate and assist. ...

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  • Commando by Deneys Reitz
    Commando (Paperback) Deneys Reitz

    Deney Reitz' classic account of the Boer War.

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  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body by Laura Wittman
    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body (English, Hardback) Laura Wittman

    At the end of the First World War, countries across Europe participated in an unprecedented ritual in which a single, anonymous body was buried to symbolize the overwhelming trauma of the battlefields; The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier explores the creation and reception of this symbolic national burial as an emblem for modern mourning.

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  • The Boer War by John Gooch
    The Boer War (English, Hardback) John Gooch

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

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  • War of Words by Vincent Kuitenbrouwer
    War of Words (English, Paperback) Vincent Kuitenbrouwer

    Between 1899 and 1902 the Dutch public was captivated by the war raging in South Africa between the Boer republics and the British Empire. Dutch popular opinion was on the side of the Boers: these descendants of the seventeenth-century Dutch settlers were perceived as kinsmen, the most tangible result of which was a flood of propaganda material int

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  • A Splendid Savage by Steve Kemper
    A Splendid Savage (English, Paperback) Steve Kemper

    "Rich, detailed, and pitch-perfect, with the witty and wonderful skipping off every page." -Maxwell Carter, Wall Street Journal

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  • How Can Man Die Better by Lieut. Col. Mike Snook
    How Can Man Die Better (English, Paperback) Lieut. Col. Mike Snook

    Wednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the long and distinguished history of the British Army. At noon a massive Zulu host attacked the 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana, a distinctive feature that bore an eerie resemblance to the Sphinx badge of the outnumbered redcoats. Disaster ensued. Later that afternoon the victorious Zulus...

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  • The cowboy capitalist by Charles Van Onselen
    The cowboy capitalist (Hardback) Charles Van Onselen $32.85 $39.06
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  • The Battle of Majuba Hill by John Laband
    The Battle of Majuba Hill (English, Paperback) John Laband

    The ignominious rout of a British force at the Battle of Majuba on 27 February 1881 - and the death of its commander, Major General Sir George Pomeroy-Colley - was the culminating British disaster in the humiliating Transvaal campaign of 1880-1881 in South Africa. For the victorious Boers, who were rebelling against the British annexation of their

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  • Battle Story: Mafeking 1899-1900 by Edmund Yorke
    Battle Story: Mafeking 1899-1900 (English, Paperback) Edmund Yorke

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most renowned actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of up to 8,000 men with barely 1,500 troops.

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  • A Splendid Savage by Steve Kemper
    A Splendid Savage (English, Hardback) Steve Kemper

    A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike.

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  • Four War Boer by Colin D. Heaton
    Four War Boer (English, Hardback) Colin D. Heaton

    The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences.

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  • The Boer War by Bill Nasson
    The Boer War (English, Paperback) Bill Nasson

    A new perspective on the last, longest and most expensive of Britain's colonial wars.

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