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Boer War generals

by Peter Trew

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Published by Sutton in Stroud .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Generals -- South Africa,
  • Generals -- Great Britain,
  • South African War, 1899-1902

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPeter Trew.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT1896 .T74 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 274 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13628123M
    ISBN 10075092294X
    OCLC/WorldCa41465605

    While the Boer War is the central focus of this book and the Boer War was arguably the most significant, or the culminating, event in the lives of the three British and four Boer generals portrayed here, the impact of this book is weakened by each protagonist receiving full biographical treatment. After reading this book, you will be able to give balanced arguments from a military and political perspective and will understand the war from both a British or Boer viewpoint - he also covers: the black population, the 'gold bugs', the concentration camps and the generals, amongst many other topics/5().

    Second Boer war, touching on the outcomes of the First Boer War and the general political and social scene that will form a backdrop to the wargames. The book is then divided up into 11 chapters of varying length (some are just a couple of pages) as follows: Chapter 1: Organisation and Field Tactics –.   The Second Boer War lasted three years from to and would cl British African lives. Aro Afrikaners also died in the war, most of them in concentration camps.

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Generals and Leaders of the Boer War Boer Commanders. This is a gallery of the leading Boer generals and political figures during the Boer war. The pictures were taken from collectible cards which came in cigarette packages sold during the War in the United States and England.

The Boer's fierce resistance against overwhelming odds earned them a. The Boer War is a long book, clocking in at just under pages with about another pages of end notes, bibliography, and index.

It is well worth the read. When Thomas Pakenham wrote the book in the s, he interviewed some of the remaining survivors of the Boer and performed heroic research with primary sources/5. The Boer War () witnessed the professionals of the British Army pitted against the gifted amateurs who led the Boer commandos.

For the Boers, it was a struggle for independence; for Britain, an attempt once and for all to assert her political supremacy in South Africa/5. out of 5 stars Boer War Generals. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase.

An interesting and readable book, but very little on the western campaign,Lord Methuen,bairly gets a mention. this would have given a chance to clear up some of the confusions about his role in S.A.3/5(1). out of 5 stars Boer War Generals. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase. An interesting and readable book, but very little on the western campaign,Lord Methuen,bairly gets a mention.

this would have given a chance to clear up some of the confusions about his role in by: 3. Pages in category "Boer generals" The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). The Second Boer War () was a grueling campaign which the British won despite their commanders rather than because of them.

British commanders were in general of a poor quality in the war. Faced with Boer guerrillas fighting a careful, tenacious campaign for freedom from Britain, the forces of the empire would have struggled at first.

The Boer War Generals consists of thumbnail sketches of Buller, Roberts and Kitchener on the British side and Botha, De Wet and De La Ray on the Boer side woven into the overall flow of the war.

As per its title, the book concentrates on the actions and thoughts of these generals rather on any detailed actions of the war and flows with minimal duplcation in the discussion of each general's. The South African Boer War begins between the British Empire and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.

The Boers, also known. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton, Description: xiii, pages, The Boer War () witnessed the professionals of the British Army pitted against the gifted amateurs who led the Boer commandos. This in-depth study of the principal commanders on both sides examines each of the seven separately, highlighting the differences in command style.

The Boer War Generals is a study of the principal commanders on both sides, in a conflict which was both 'the last of the gentlemen's wars' and the first modern one.

The three British commanders were established regular soldiers who stood high in public esteem when they went out to South : Peter Trew.

(2) The two main Boer generals to emerge as South African statesmen after the war, Louis Botha and Jan Smuts, became in many ways more British than Boer. A champion of the empire and internationalism, Smuts wrote the preamble to the UN Charter and opposed the National Party that imposed apartheid two years before his by:   The Boer War Generals is a study of the principal commanders on both sides, in a conflict which was both 'the last of the gentlemen's wars' and the first modern one.

The three British commanders were established regular soldiers who stood high in public esteem when they went out to South :   His book, 'Life on Commando during the Anglo-Boer War ', was runner-up for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. The Afrikaans edition won three major awards.

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Free shipping for many products. The Boer War Generals starting at $ The Boer War Generals has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. The Boer War turned into a bloody conflict.

If the British Army had been properly lead then it would have been shorter and far less bloodier. Sources: Geoffrey Regan (), The.

The military history of Australia during the Boer War is complex, and includes a period of history in which the six formerly autonomous British Australian colonies federated to become the Commonwealth of the outbreak of the Second Boer War, each of these separate colonies maintained their own, independent military forces, but by the cessation of hostilities, these six armies had.

Generals of the Anglo-Boer War. Philip Bateman. South African Historical Mint, - Afrikaners - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book.

What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Preface. 6: The AngloBoer War. South African War, also called the Second Boer War or the Second War of Independence, war fought from Octotobetween Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics--the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State--resulting in British victory.South African War or Boer War, –, war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State against Great Britain.

Background Beginning with the acquisition in of the Cape of Good Hope, Great Britain gradually increased its territorial possessions in S Africa and by the late 19th cent. it held Natal, Basutoland.Conan Doyle, in his book, "The Great Boer War," states that the British had concentrated no less than seventy-three guns on that kopje.

In vain I implored the nearest Generals for reinforcements and requested our artillery in Heaven's name to aim at the enemy's guns.