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    DescriptionThe British Army was shocked by three military defeats in a week in South Africa in late 1899. The commanding General Sir Redvers Buller lost his nerve. 'Something must be done' was the cry across the Empire. Britain sent forth not one, but two military heroes. Field Marshal Lord Roberts and Major General Lord Kitchener spent their first five weeks in South Africa restoring morale, reorganising their forces and deceiving the enemy as to their intentions. In the next four weeks their offensive transformed the war: Kimberley and Ladysmith were relieved from Boer sieges and an enemy force of 4000 under General Cronje was captured on the Modder River. A long and bitter guerrilla war ensured in a terrain ideally suited to fast-moving Boer commandoes. On the dark side, deeds were committed of which no civilised empire priding itself on justice and fair play could be proud. The comradeship-in-arms of Roberts and Kitchener, their differing yet complementary personalities, their strategic and tactical decisions are described and assessed using a wide variety of sources including, personal papers and official correspondence. By these men's resourcefulness the British Army, despite its unpreparedness and poor leadership at many levels, won a remarkable victory in the first of the twentieth century 'People's Wars'.

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    Roberts and Kitchener in South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rodney Atwood
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848844834
    ISBN 10: 1848844832

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    LC classification: DT1900 .A89 2011
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    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHH
    Illustrations note
    8pp b/w plates
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    25 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire