Judd, Denis.


1st ed., 1977. 190 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25cm x 17cm. Some internal yellow spotting / foxing o/w V.G. The Boer War of 1899-1902 symbolised Britain’s towering Imperial status and at the same time exposed potentially crippling weaknesses in her military machine. The first few months of the war saw battle after battle and thousands of lives lost to the Boers. Only after the monumental sieges of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking were relieved and Kruger’s republic and the Orange Free State fell to Robert’s army, did fortunes change for the British. In his sensitive and scholarly account, Dr Judd is not concerned with partisanship. He recognises the extraordinary courage and resourcefulness of the stoic Afrikaner farming community who continued an eighteen-month guerrilla campaign after the war seemed to be over. Above all, Dr. Judd deals clearly and vividly with the complex issues, stirring events and personalities of the Boer War. Well illustrated.

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