Jess & The Last Boer War

Author: Haggard H.R.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521077367

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. The Last Boer War is an 1899 non-fiction book by Haggard about the Boer War of 1881. Jess is a story of Jess Croft who lives with sister Bessie and old Silas, a farmer raising ostriches on the great Transvaal veldt. He is a reserved and aloof, with a quietness about her brought on by the misfortunes of her young childhood, when she and Bessie arrived motherless from England to South Africa. Then an Englishman, Captain John Niel, arrives to try his hand at the farming life. To his eyes, Bessie is lively and lovely of face and figure – yet Jess is mystery, with a bright and roving mind and splendid, searching eyes. Unwillingly the three of them are drawn together, then torn apart, by the emotions.
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The Last Boer War

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Author: Sir H Rider Haggard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781673468038

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Page: 126

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"I am told that these men (the Boers) are told to keep on agitating in this way, for a change of Government in England may give them again the old order of things. Nothing can show greater ignorance of English politics than such an idea. I tell you there is no Government - Whig or Tory, Liberal, Conservative, or Radical - who would dare, under any circumstances, to give back this country (the Transvaal). They would not dare, because the English people would not allow them.
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Anecdotes of the Anglo-Boer War

Author: Rob Milne

Publisher: Covos-Day Books

ISBN: 9780620254397

Category: History

Page: 168

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This often touching, sometimes hilarious book does not focus on dates or military strategy, nor does it attempt to condemn or vindicate the people involved. Rather, it focuses on the human interest stories that flavored this, "The Last of the Gentlemen's Wars". From the humorous story of the Boers firing shells laden with plum pudding on Christmas day into the beseiged town of Ladysmith to the tragic Legend of the Flowers, this volume is sure to entertain, educate and inspire.
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The Boer War

Historiography and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306273

Category: History

Page: 255

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Provides a guide to the historiography of a war that is still debated in Great Britain and has significant nationalist overtones in South Africa.
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The Great Boer War

Author: Byron Farwell

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1783830611

Category: History

Page: 512

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The Great Boer War (1899 - 1902) more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy. Byron Farwell traces the wars origins, the slow mounting of the British efforts to overthrow the Afrikaners, the bungling and bickering of the British command, the remarkable series of bloody battles that almost consistently ended in victory for the Boers over the much more numerous British forces, political developments in London and Pretoria, the sieges of Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley, the concentration camps into which Boer families were herded and the exhausting guerrilla warfare of the last few years when the Boer armies were finally driven from the field.The Great Boer War is a definitive history of a dramatic conflict by a master story teller and historian. Byron Farwell served as an officer in the North African and Italian campaigns in World War II and also in the Korean War. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1964, and is the author of Queen Victorias Little Wars, also published by Pen & Sword.
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The Boer War

Author: Thomas Pakenham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141940

Category: History

Page: 704

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Featuring previously unpublished sources, this 'enjoyable as well as massively impressive' bestseller is a definitive account of the Boer War (Financial Times) 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, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham's narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict - a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconceivable blundering and brutalities...and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day. 'Not only a magnum opus, it is a conclusive work ... Enjoyable as well as massively impressive' - Financial Times 'This is a wonderful book: brilliantly written ... the reader turns each page with increasing fascination and admiration' -A.J.P. Taylor
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With the Boers

A Journalist's Experiences of the Anglo-Boer War From the Boer Perspective

Author: Howard C. Hillegas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857065759

Category: History

Page: 204

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War with the Boer forces The Boer War was the last major war of the Victorian age for the British Army and, perhaps more significantly, it was the last conflict that could be said to have its foundations in the practice of warfare as it had been fought for almost 500 years. The wind of change was nevertheless blowing across the South African veldt, for the citizen army of the Boers was employing new, state of the art weaponry-both small arms and artillery-which surpassed in quality and efficiency that of the British. Boer commando fighting was a comparatively new tactic which required major adjustment by the huge and slow moving military machine that the British Army had become. The Boers not only understood considerable difference the vital logistical apparatus of their age, including the railway system, could make to warfare, but also how to effectively neutralise it when used by their enemies. The author of this book was a newspaper correspondent who elected to view this conflict from the Boer side of the lines. Hillegas' is not an especially partisan view, though he finds much to admire in the Boers, and his book enables those interested in this war to understand it from all perspectives. Recommended. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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