Brothers in Arms: Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War

Brothers in Arms: Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War


By (author) Chris Schoeman


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  • Publisher: Zebra Press
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 30mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cape Town
  • ISBN 10: 1770223401
  • ISBN 13: 9781770223400
  • Illustrations note: 16 pages of photos
  • Sales rank: 1,071,066

Product description

At the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer war in 1899, a large number of Hollanders and Dutch expatriates joined the Boers, their reasons ranging from loyalty to their common ancestry to strong anti-British sentiments and a search for adventure.

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Author information

Chris Schoeman was born in Somerset East and has master's degrees in history from the University of Port Elizabeth and Colorado State University. He has worked as a historian and journalist, and has authored and co-authored several books. These include District Six: The Spirit of Kanala, as well as the autobiographies of Springbok legends Danie Gerber, Frik du Preez and Os du Randt. His recent books include Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire (with Rudi Koertzen), Boots & brannewyn (with Frik du Preez), The Number 10s: South Africa's Finest Flyhalves, 1891-2010 and Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth.