Boer War, The: A History by Denis Judd,Keith Surridge

By Denis Judd,Keith Surridge

The Boer battle of 1899-1902 used to be an epic of heroism and bungling, crafty and barbarism with a unprecedented forged of characters - together with Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The conflict printed the ineptitude of the British army and unexpectedly uncovered the corrupt underside of imperialism - within the institution of the 1st focus camps, the capturing of Boer prisoners-of-war and the embezzlement of army offers by means of British officials. This acclaimed publication presents an entire background of the Boer battle - from the 1st symptoms of unrest to the eventual peace. within the method, it debunks a number of of the myths that have grown up round the clash and explores the lethal legacy it left for southern Africa.

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