Stroud, new ed., 1997. 244 pp., 43 photo-ills., ills., & maps. D.j., 24 x 18cm. FINE. Here is a collection of reports about the Boer War of 1899-1902, sent back to Britain by newspaper correspondents in the field that reflect the tensions felt during the progress, including the uneasy match between patriotism and a critical appreciation of events on the battlefield. The individualism of the Victorian reporters shines through, despite the haphazard attempts of the State to manage the news, presenting, along with over fifty contemporary photographs, a fresh, first-hand perspective on a campaign which heralded the advent of twentieth century warfare.