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The great Anglo-Boer war

Author: Byron Farwell
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Farwell
ISBN: 0060112042 9780060112042
OCLC Number: 1945130
Description: xiv, 495 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The Birth of a people --
Voortrekkers and their republics --
The First Anglo-Boer War --
The Jameson raid --
Moving towards war --
Eve of war --
Act I War begins --
Talana: the first battle --
Elandslaagte --
The Battle of Ladysmith --
Buller --
Methuen --
Magersfontein --
Stormberg Junction --
Before Colenso --
Colenso --
Black week --
Act II Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener --
Tabanyama: prelude to Spion Kop --
Spion Kop --
After Spion Kop: Vaal Krantz --
The Great flank march --
The Siege of Kimberley --
Paardeberg --
The Siege of Ladysmith --
Bloemfontein --
Decisions at Kroonstad --
The Boer revival --
On the march to Pretoria --
Mafeking --
After Pretoria: Roodewal and Brandwater basin --
Advance to Komatipoort --
The End of the second act --
Act III Commandos in Cape Colony --
Smut's invasion of the Cape --
Fighting the guerrillas --
Soldiering on the veld --
Guerrilla life --
The Concentration camps and Emily Hobhouse --
The Concentration camps: the ladies committee --
Prisoners of war --
Vereeniging: the bitter end --
Epilogue: the dust settles.
Responsibility: Byron Farwell.

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A Gripping Review of History

by rentreality (WorldCat user published 2009-08-28) Excellent Permalink

Byron Farwell has once again proven himself to be a master of historical recreation. From the edge of the political knife that began the "last gentleman's war," to the final moments of the Boer resistance, this striking historical work sheds a strong light on the events of the period.

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