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    DescriptionIn October 1899, the 24-year-old Winston Churchill sailed for South Africa as war correspondent for the Morning Post to report on the Boer War. "Churchill s South Africa" covers the future statesman s travels across the Great Karoo and through the green hills of Natal, his capture by the Boers, his escape to Delagoa Bay and his triumphant return to the Natal front as an officer in the SA Light Horse. It recreates the drama of the Battle of Spioen Kop and the Relief of Ladysmith, and describes Churchill s experiences during the British advance through the Free State and the Transvaal, before returning to England as a Boer War hero.Enlivened with photographs and with quotations from Churchill s pen, this beautifully produced volume documents the travels of a key historical figure in South Africa at a critical time in its history.Features over 100 photographs of Churchill and South Africa at the time of the Anglo-Boer War, and color photos of what the sites look like today."


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    Title
    Churchill's South Africa
    Subtitle
    Travels During the Anglo-Boer War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Schoeman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781920545475
    ISBN 10: 1920545476
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09, 79
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS047000
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    DC22: 968.048092
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    DC23: 968.048092
    LC classification: DA566.9.C5 S36 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NHH
    Publisher
    Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
    Imprint name
    Zebra Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    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 Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth, Brothers in Arms: Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War and Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War.
    Review quote
    "Churchill's South Africa: Travels during the Anglo-War" by Chris Schoeman is a wonderful, in depth and in detail historical account of Winston Churchill's involvement and travel throughout South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War, from October 1899. The book contains good historic photographs chronicling his travels and also major events during the war. He gives many first-hand accounts of his experiences as a young man, a British officer. The reader will gain a great deal of insight into the British position in fighting against the Boers, who were the Dutch occupying South Africa. It was a fight for power of the area. The author reveals how Churchill's career was enhanced ultimately by his experiences in this conflict and set his views about military actions when he became British Prime Minister in later years during World War II.