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    DescriptionMore than a hundred years later, there is still a great interest in Anglo-Boer War literature. It is an event that has captured the imagination of readers more than most other events in South African history have. The book is by far the most comprehensive account of the Hollander volunteers participation in the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa.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. "Brothers in Arms" documents the trials and tribulations of these volunteers most of them unaccustomed to the harsh landscape and climate of South Africa. Quotations and personal anecdotes from their diaries and memoirs vividly bring to life their hardships on commando, the thunder and chaos of battle, and the trauma of comrades falling around them. Some of the prominent figures in the book are Cornelius van Gogh, brother of the painter Vincent van Gogh; the Dutch artist Frans Oerder, who became the Transvaal s first official war artist; Jochem van Bruggen, four-times winner of the coveted Hertzog Prize for Afrikaans literature; and Rev. Herman van Broekhuizen, who played rugby for South Africa in 1896 and later served as South African ambassador in The Hague.Based on numerous personal diaries and personal memoirs written by the Hollanders, "Brothers in Arms" covers the full spectrum of the Hollanders roles as soldiers at the various battle fronts, ambulance personnel and military attaches, and their life in prisoner-of-war camps overseas.


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    Title
    Brothers in Arms
    Subtitle
    Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Schoeman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770223400
    ISBN 10: 1770223401
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: N1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS047000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 20
    BIC subject category V2: HBWM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 968.0483492
    DC22: 968.0483492
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT1913.D4 S36 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHWR
    Illustrations note
    16 pages of photos
    Publisher
    Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
    Imprint name
    Zebra Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cape Town
    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.