The Boer Wars: 1898-1902 v. 2

The Boer Wars: 1898-1902 v. 2

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


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On 11 October 1899 the Second Boer War between the British and the Boers began. The war saw the most powerful professional army in the world pitted against the unconventional tactics of the undisciplined Boers. Although the Boers were finally forced to surrender in May 1902 the war had taken its toll on their opponents who lost some 8,000 troops killed in action with a further 13,000 dying from disease. This book covers the organisation, uniforms and very different tactics involved in the conflict, from guerrilla warfare to a final war of attrition that the Boers could not hope to win.

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 190.5 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • 15 Mar 1997
  • Osprey Publishing
  • Osprey
  • English
  • 40 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
  • 1855326132
  • 9781855326132
  • 1,027,990

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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.

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