The Boer War: South Africa 1899-1902
"The Boer War involved all the peoples of South Africa and many of the people of what is now the Commonwealth as well as volunteers from the USA, Russia and from many European countries. This account offers a straightforward narrative of the war in the words of the men who fought it, revealing the birth of a new form of warfare at the close of the 19th century. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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