Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902

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McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998 - History - 541 pages
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Painting the Map Red is based on extensive research into public and private papers from printed and manuscript sources in both Canada and Britain. Carman Miller attempts to explain why men volunteered for service in this distant conflict despite the rancorous pre-war debate on the wisdom of Canadian participation. He examines the difficulties of leading citizen soldiers and compares the differing styles of leadership. He also reveals how the soldiers' experiences in the field and the public's perceptions of the war altered Canadian opinion, politics, and military development.

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This is an in depth report on the involvement with the Second Boer War of 1899 to 1902. A small army is put to its first overseas commitment, and how it fared. the Australians and the New Zealanders ... Read full review

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CARMAN MILLER is a professor of history and the former Dean of Arts at McGill University. He is also the author of "Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902".

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