General Botha, the Career and the Man

Author: Harold Spender
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781115536608
Category: History
Page: 358
View: 1898

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General Botha

The Career and the Man
Author: Harold Spender
Publisher: N.A
Category: South Africa
Page: 348
View: 5372

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Parliamentary Debates

Author: India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha,New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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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.

Der Erste Weltkrieg

1914 - 1918 ; Chronik - Daten - Fakten
Author: Wolfdieter Bihl
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205783794
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Page: 351
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The Petticoat Commando, Or Boer Women in Secret Service

Author: Johanna Brandt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0809501414
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 254
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I have tried to give the public some idea of what was done by Boer women, during the great Anglo-Boer war, to keep their men in the field and to support them in what proved to be a hopeless struggle for independence and liberty. As far as I was able I have also described the perils and hardships connected with the Secret Service of the Boers and the heroism and resource displayed by the men. Although it is with the knowledge and consent of the Boer leaders that I give publicity to what is known to me of the methods employed in the Secret Service of the Boers, I do not wish to convey the impression that these events of the war at any time bore an official character. It is a purely personal narrative and has only been written at the repeated request, during the last ten years, of the many friends associated with the experiences of the diarist and of the principal characters appearing in this book. In order to preserve the historical value of the book no fictitious names have been employed. There are, as far as we know, very few records of this nature in existence, owing to the dangers connected with keeping a diary under martial law, and it seemed a pity, therefore, to withhold from the public materials which may be of use to those who are interested in studying or writing the history of those critical years. I cannot vouch for the truth of every war rumour related here, nor for the accuracy of the information which I have obtained from other people, but the experiences of the diarist, as they were recorded from day to day, are correct in every detail. My Dutch edition of this book, Die Kappie Kommando, is now appearing in the Dutch South African bi-monthly journal, Die Brandwag, and will, when completed, be published in book form in Holland. --The Author

God Does Not Forget

The Story of a Boer War Commando
Author: Deneys Reitz
Publisher: Fireship Press
ISBN: 1935585835
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
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"One of the greatest war books ever written." "A vivid, unforgettable picture of mobile guerrilla warfare." In 1899 a 17 year old boy by the name of Dennys Reitz volunteered to fight for his country, South Africa, against the British. He could ride and shoot with the best of them, so he was quickly assigned to a Boer Commando Unit-one of the highly mobile light cavalry units that were driving the British crazy. Outmanned, outgunned, and under-supplied, the Boer commandos nevertheless checked the British at almost every turn. They became masters of lightning attacks, night fighting, and ambushes, only to disappear to strike again somewhere else. Reitz was in it from beginning to end, and participated in nearly every major battle. His descriptions of war and adventure have come to be regarded as among the best in the English language. After the fighting was over, Reitz chose to live in Madagascar rather than remain in South Africa under British rule; and it was from there that he wrote this book. But his exile did not last. His old commander talked him into returning to his homeland to help build the new dominion. To this task, he brought the courage and leadership he had learned as a commando, eventually becoming a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and South African High Commissioner to London. He also fought bravely on the Western Front during WW-I-for the British.