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The Transvaal war of 1899, 1900, 1901 & 1902 with the Natal field forces.
Published in the UK in 1980.
192 pages : illustrated, 26 cm.

"The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, ‘The Last of the Gentleman’s Wars’, was fought at the height of British Imperialism yet it took the vast force of the British Army three years of fighting, three monumental sieges, and myriad battles with considerable loss of life, to overwhelm the Boers and achieve victory. The story of this war, its battles, its personalities, its tragedies, the strengths and deficiencies on both sides, is presented in this book in a uniquely vivid way, seen through the eyes of a soldier at the front, writing in his diary in the trenches at night, while a parallel commentary supported by hundreds of photographs, maps, cartoons, poetry and ephemera records he history of the war as it was being fought elsewhere. As the diary chronicle’s one man’s isolated war so the parallel commentary supplies the reader with a more comprehensive guide to the war.” Book cover.

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