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The Transvaal rebellion : the first Boer War, 1880-1881

Author: John Laband
Publisher: Harlow : Longman, 2005.
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This account of the First Boer War of 1881-1881 shows how the British army was jolted out of its complacency by the effective fire and movement tactics of the Boers and the lethal effects of modern  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Laband
ISBN: 9780582772618 0582772613
OCLC Number: 470515128
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 241-253.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-264 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: A Clash of Military Cultures1. The Imperial Factor and the Transvaal2. The situation in the Transvaal Territory in 1880 and the outbreak of rebellion3. The Boer and the British military systems4. In open rebellion: the Boers seize the military initiative5. 'Cribbed, cabined, confined, bound-in': the blockaded garrisons6. The Natal Field Force7. Laing's Nek8. Ingogo9. Seeking a way out of the war10. Majuba11. Peace and betrayalConclusion: 'Remember Majuba!'
Responsibility: John Laband.
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