LORD ROBERTS AND THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899 – 1902.

Wessels, André. (Ed.).


£30.00




Sutton, Army Records Society, Stroud, 1st ed., 2000. Xxix + 368 pp., frontis. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. After General Buller’s ‘Black Week’ defeats in December 1899, Lord Roberts was sent to South Africa to take over as Commander-in-Chief. Thousands of documents relating to Roberts’ direction of the Anglo-Boer War survive. The documents selected for this volume cover all aspects of his conduct of the war, including strategic planning, tactical intentions, logistical problems, and his views of senior officers. 111 mostly hitherto unpublished letters written by or to Roberts, and a number of other relevant documents, have been reproduced here in full. (Published at £50.00).


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