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The Boer War (1979)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394427424, Hardcover)Accompanied by photographs, portraits and paintings, this book includes private papers, Public Record Office documents, secret journals, diaries and tape-recorded testaments, to bring to life the story of one of the most terrible wars ever fought. Blunders and feuds are exposed and the true plight of the millions who served on both sides revealed. This is a book remarkable for its scope, impact and scholarship. By the author of "Scramble for Africa", which won the 1992 W.H. Smith Award.
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The Boers of South Africa responded to Britain's annexation of the gold-and-diamond-rich Transvaal region by declaring war on October 11, 1899. The English believed the fighting would be over by Christmas -- never dreaming they were on the brink of one of the longest, bloodiest, most costly and humiliating military campaigns in their history. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. Thomas Pakenham's The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict -- a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconcievable blundering and brutalities . . . and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day.
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