The Boer War

The Boer War #2020

The Boer War The Boer War was an epic both of heroism and of barbarism Fought by the British against the Dutch inhabitants of South Aftrica the Boer War had an extraordinary cast of characters including Commander
  • Title: The Boer War
  • Author: Denis Judd
  • ISBN: 9781403961501
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Boer War was an epic both of heroism and of barbarism Fought by the British against the Dutch inhabitants of South Aftrica, the Boer War had an extraordinary cast of characters including Commanders in chief buller, Roberts and Kitchener, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Emily Hobhouse, Rudyard Kipling, and Gandhi The war revealed the ineptitude of the British mThe Boer War was an epic both of heroism and of barbarism Fought by the British against the Dutch inhabitants of South Aftrica, the Boer War had an extraordinary cast of characters including Commanders in chief buller, Roberts and Kitchener, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Emily Hobhouse, Rudyard Kipling, and Gandhi The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military, and exposed the corrupt underside of British imperialism For the first time, Judd and Surridge debunk several myths There was not, for instance, a straightforward divide between the Boers and British In fact, the overriding aim of both sides was to maintain European supremacy and to keep Africans and Indians in their place Giving us a sense of how the Apartheid era was born, The Boer War is a gripping read.
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    A competent, but unspectacular history of the Boer War 1899 1902 Mr Judd is a professional historian whose books are capably researched and possess all the necessary academic accouterments bibliography,research notes and so on Being a modern historian he tries to look at both sides of an issue though inevitably there are going to be readers who feel that he was biased,but then that s true of everything at this time and ,perhaps, always has been and gives space to background and an epilogue so th [...]

    This is a shorter review than I normally write, but I ve had a hard time writing it After reading Byron Farwell s The Anglo Boer War, I really wanted to enjoy The Boer War by Dennis Judd and Keith Surridge but instead, I came away somewhat disappointed The Boer War is well researched, informative, and argues some great points but it does so in a very dry way The authors don t develop the important personalities, so you don t get as much insight into their interactions The book is light on detail [...]

    This book is not a history of the Boer War so much as a detailed account of English triumphs and tragedies during the Boer War, with a much thinner treatment of the Boers History is written by the victors, I guess Nothing about the Netherlands role, and very little about the role of religion on the Boer side Though the authors talk about the rough racist treatment of the African population, they hardly scratch the surface of what was really their war, too, in horrific ways A good basic primer on [...]

    A good book to capture the complexity of what was a confusing war who was on the side of whom, and for what reasons, and for how long One of Judd s main points is that overriding goal of both Brits and Dutch Boers was to maintain white rule, even as they battled each other.The Brits used a common explanation to explain the war to the British public that Brit citizens there were being abused This was an important war for the British as the doubts about the longevity of the empire were starting Ev [...]

    Having read the Courtney series by Wilbur Smith and The Covenant by James Michener, it was time to get a better overview of this piece of the history of southern Africa.

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