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The Boer War : a history

Author: Denis Judd; Keith Terrance Surridge
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, New York NY : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and unexpectedly exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism - in the establishment of the first concentration camps, the shooting of Boer  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Judd, Denis, 1938-
Boer War.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2013
(OCoLC)851097301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Judd; Keith Terrance Surridge
ISBN: 9781780765914 1780765916 085772231X 9780857722317
OCLC Number: 814706030
Notes: Originally published in hardback in 2003 and in paperback in 2003 by John Murray (Publishers) Ltd.
Description: xvi, 352 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: An irrepressible conflict? The background to the war. British rule, confrontation and compromise, 1815-1886 --
The descent to war, 1886-1899 --
The combatants. The British Army --
Rallying the Empire --
The Boers --
The Campaigns, 1899-1902. The opening battles, October 1899 --
The disasters of Black Week, December 1899: the battles of Stormberg, Magersfontein and Colenso, and their less disastrous prelude --
Humiliation, January and February 1900: the battles of Spion Kop and Vaal Krantz --
"I thank God we have kept the flag flying": The besieged towns of Ladysmith, Kimberly and Mafeking --
The turn of the tide, February 1900: the relief of Kimberly, the battle of Paardeberg, the relief of Ladysmith --
Marching to Pretoria (and Johannesburg), the British advance through the Boer republics, the relief of Mafeking, the start of the guerrilla war --
Methods of Barbarism? December 1900 to October 1901: the guerrilla war, farm burning, the concentration camps --
Seek peace, March 1900 to June 1901 --
The final battles, May 1901-May 1902 --
The ambivalences of war. Big business, capitalism and the war --
The last of the gentlemen's wars? --
The pro-Boers --
Foreigners and the war --
The press and the war --
The literature of the war --
The peace. The talks begin --
Taking stock --
Peace at last --
The aftermath: Winners and losers --
Appendix 1: Chronology --
Appendix 2: Some leading figures --
Appendix 3: Abbreviations.
Responsibility: Denis Judd & Keith Surridge.

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