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

Author: John Laband
Publisher: Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge, 2014. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance for the future of South Africa. The personal stories of heroism and sacrifice, sieges, rebellions and battles, make for an enthralling and dramatic tale - a classic of military history that will find a ready  Read more...
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History
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Laband, John, 1947-
Transvaal Rebellion : the first Boer War, 1880-1881.
Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge, 2014, ©2005
xii, 264 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Laband
ISBN: 9781315835631 1315835630
OCLC Number: 889310492
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The Imperial factor and the Transvaal --
2. The situation in the Transvaal Territory in 1880 and the outbreak of rebellion --
3. The Boer and British military systems --
4. In open rebellion : the Boers seize the military initiative --
5. 'Cribbed, cabined, confined, bound-in' : the blockaded garrisons --
6. The Natal Field Force --
7. Laing's Nek --
8. Ingogo --
9. Seeking a way out of the war --
10. Majuba --
11. Peace and betrayal.
Responsibility: John Laband.

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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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