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Victorious in its previous campaigns in Africa against native armies, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. The Boers proved to be formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for inferior numbers with grim determination, resourcefulness and strong religious faith. Their mobility, expert use of cover, and knowledge of the terrain, in which they employed powerful long-range magazine rifles, gave them initial advantages. By contrast the British suffered from inadequate transport, insufficient mounted troops and poor intelligence. Despite marshalling the immense resources of their empire, the British were to be severely tested in a war which one general described as ‘the graveyard of many a soldiers reputation.

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In the Boers, Britain met a new and formidable African foe. This book shows how the Boers confronted the British army with resourcefulness and determination, and how, with their familiarity with African terrain and climate on their side. they put Queen Victoria's army to the test.

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This volume examines the key battles of both Boer Wars, and the principal sieges of the second Boer War: Kimberley; Ladysmith; and Mafeking. It provides a summary of the guerilla war that the British fought, explaining how the need for camouflage became realised.

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About the Author

GREGORY FREMONT-BARNES holds degrees in history from the University of California, Berkeley (BA), the University of Chicago (MA) and the University of Oxford (D. Phil.). From 1993 to 2002 he lectured in British and American history in Japan, principally at Kobe University. He is the author of The French Revolutionary Wars (2001), The Peninsular War (2002), and The Fall of the French Empire, 1813-1815 (2002). He is currently co-editing the four-volume Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841763965
Author:
Fremont-barnes, Gregory
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Fremont-Barnes, Gregory
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
South African War, 1899-190
Subject:
Transvaal
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Africa - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
osprey;military history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Essential Histories
Series Volume:
III52
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.31x6.15x.26 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781841763965 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the Boers, Britain met a new and formidable African foe. This book shows how the Boers confronted the British army with resourcefulness and determination, and how, with their familiarity with African terrain and climate on their side. they put Queen Victoria's army to the test.
"Synopsis" by , This volume examines the key battles of both Boer Wars, and the principal sieges of the second Boer War: Kimberley; Ladysmith; and Mafeking. It provides a summary of the guerilla war that the British fought, explaining how the need for camouflage became realised.
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