Synopses & Reviews
In October 1899, the 24-year-old Winston Churchill sailed for South Africa as war correspondent for the Morning Post to report on the Boer War. Churchill s South Africa covers the future statesman s travels across the Great Karoo and through the green hills of Natal, his capture by the Boers, his escape to Delagoa Bay and his triumphant return to the Natal front as an officer in the SA Light Horse.
It recreates the drama of the Battle of Spioen Kop and the Relief of Ladysmith, and describes Churchill s experiences during the British advance through the Free State and the Transvaal, before returning to England as a Boer War hero. Enlivened with photographs and with quotations from Churchill s pen, this beautifully produced volume documents the travels of a key historical figure in South Africa at a critical time in its history. Features over 100 photographs of Churchill and South Africa at the time of the Anglo-Boer War, and color photos of what the sites look like today."