1st Eng. ed., 1977. Xiv + 495 pp., photo & other plates + maps. Cloth ; 24 x 15cm. V.G. Jan Smuts described the Boer War as a vast tragedy in the life of a people, whose human interest far surpassed its military interest. The Boer War inescapably holds great military interest but the author of this account offers a wider perspective to his detailed and substantial account of the war as the human aspect adds significance to the military.