The Boer War: Direction, Experience, and Image

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John Gooch
Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 310 pages
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This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.
  

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Contents

Lansdowne at the War Office
21
Buller and the Politics of Command
41
Wolseley and the South African War
56
Afrikaners at War
73
Zulus and the War
107
Africans at War
126
The Irish Soldier in the Boer War
141
The Scottish Soldier in the Boer War
152
The Experience of the Bitterender Boer in the Guerrilla
166
War Correspondents in the Boer War
187
British Newspaper Advertising and the Boer War
203
Richard Caton Woodville
213
The London Illustrated
224
Notes
245
Notes on Contributors
293
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John Gooch is Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Leeds, and Honorary Professor of History, University of Kent. As well as serving at the Universities of Lancaster (1969 1992) and Leeds (1992 2010), he has held appointments as Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow at the United States Naval War College and Visiting Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He was the founding Chairman of the Army Records Society and served as Joint Editor of the Journal of Strategic Studies for twenty-five years. In 2011 he was appointed Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta' Italiana for services to Italian military history.

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