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    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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    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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    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 Boer War: The Struggle for South Africa (English, Paperback) Bill Nasson

    The Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa.

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    Breaker Morant (English, Hardback) Joel West, Roger Roper

    Kitchener's scapegoat or a murderous war criminal? The truth about Breaker Morant revealed

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    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 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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    Tracing Your Boer War Ancestors (English, Paperback) Jane Marchese Robinson

    As well as offering a guide for researchers, this book will provide a narrative of the conflict, case studies of soldiers, and reveal how soldiers' families back home were affected.

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    The Siege of Ladysmith (English, Paperback) Steve Watt

    The Siege of Ladysmith drew the world's attention to this dusty, hot town in Natal. Although constantly under bombardment by the Boers, disease due to privations and poor sanitation, rather than military action caused the greatest number of casualties to the besieged.

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    Commando (Paperback) Deneys Reitz

    Deney Reitz' classic account of the Boer War.

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    Memorializing the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 (English, Paperback) 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.

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    Kruger, Kommandos & Kak (English, Paperback) Chris Ash

    This book will take everything you thought you 'knew' about the war and turn it on its head. Hard-hitting and uncomfortable reading for those who do not want their bubble of ignorance burst, Kruger, Kommandos & Kak exposes that side of the Boer War which the apartheid propaganda machine didn't want you to know about.

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    The Battle of Spioenkop (English, Paperback) Gilbert Torlage

    Confusion and carnage among the British troops on the summit of Spioenkop followed what began as a successful surprise on the Boers. Under constant, heavy fire the British were forced to withdraw, once again failing to relieve Ladysmith.

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    The Battle of Vaalkrans (English, Paperback) Steve Watt

    With Ladysmith weakening daily, Buller made a third attempt to relieve the beleaguered town. Inspired by his optimism, the British soldiers made an unusually feint attack on the weakly held Boer position. Although achieving partial success, Buller failed to capitalise on it and ultimately abandoned Vaalkrans.

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    An Imperfect Occupation (English, Hardback) John Boje

    The South African War (18991902), also called the Boer War and Anglo-Boer War, began as a conventional conflict. It escalated into a savage irregular war fought between the two Boer republics and a British imperial force that adopted a scorched-earth policy and used concentration camps to break the will of Afrikaner patriots and Boer guerrillas. In An Imperfect Occupation , John Boje delves into...

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    The Boer War (English, Paperback) John Gooch

    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.

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    An Imperial War and the British Working Class (English, Paperback) Richard Price

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    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. In a siege that lasted 217 days, Robert Baden-Powell and his troops withheld attack from the Boers against all the odds and Mafeking was finally relieved on 17 May 1900. It caused much public excitement in Victorian...

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    Letters from the Empire (English, Paperback) Stephen Morris

    Allan Marriot Hutchins was one of thousands of young men who, in 1900, volunteered to fight the Boers in a war that foreshadowed the later carnage of the twentieth century. This book offers an eyewitness account of a soldier's life at a pivotal moment in the history of the British Empire.

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    Charlie's First War (English, Hardback) C. H. Tweddell, Carman Miller

    The personal appeal and price of late nineteenth-century warfare.

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