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The Boer War


The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, ... Show synopsis

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by FIRSTBATTLER on Nov 6, 2012

Recently, I had the opportunity to re-read (for the fourth time) Thomas Pakenham's magisterial history on the subject of, and titled, "The Boer War." This is an outstanding work at many levels: (i) great writing and use of primary sources including interviews of seventy (70) surviving Boer War ... More


Great overview

by Wellington on Apr 19, 2012

The book gives a comprehensive history of the Boer War. Great reading for those of us who want more background of the major players of the First World War. More


Great Book!

by Zippy on Dec 12, 2008

Wealth of information written as a novel. The author has obviously done his homework. We did not learn this in History class! Don't think you will finish this in one session. As an ex South African I was fascinated by this book. If you are interested in the history this is a must read....... More

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