The Boer War 1899-1902 (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Boer War 1899-1902 This volume examines the key battles of both Boer Wars, and the principal sieges of the second Boer War: Kimberley; Ladysmith; and Mafeking. It provides a summary of the guerilla war that the British fought, explaining how the need for camouflage became realised.
- Published: 01 May 2003
- Format: Paperback 96 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781841763965 ISBN 10: 1841763969
- Sales rank: 159,493
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Full description for The Boer War 1899-1902
Victorious in her previous campaigns in Africa, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. As this book explains, the Boers proved themselves formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for interior numbers through their resourcefulness, grim determination, strong religious faith and, above all, their expert use of cover, mobility and the power of long-range magazine rifles firing smokeless powder. With inadequate transport, insufficient numbers of mounted troops and poor intelligence the British were to be severely tested in a distant and inhospitable land of immense size and extremes of climate.