The Boer Wars: 1898-1902 v. 2

The Boer Wars: 1898-1902 v. 2

Paperback Men-at-arms Series

By (author) Ian Knight, Illustrated by Gerry Embleton, Edited by Lee Johnson

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 241mm x 5mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 15 March 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855326132
  • ISBN 13: 9781855326132
  • Illustrations note: 40 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 883,426

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An account of the Boer Wars. Triggered by Cecil Rhodes' failed Jameson raid, the Anglo-Boer war started in 1898. It marked the end of the old wars of empire and the beginning of a recognizably 20th-century style of warfare including the use of concentration camps and scorched earth policies.

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Ian Knight is widely regarded as a leading international expert on the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written, co-written or edited over 30 books, including several in the Osprey Men-at-Arms, Elite, Warrior and Campaign series. He is an Honorary Research Associate of the Natal Museum and Vice President of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. In 2000 he was the historian advising the Glasgow University team who made the first archaeological survey of the Isandlwana battlefield.