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The Boer War: 1899-1902
The Boer War pitted the might of the British Empire (with more than half a million men mobilized) against 80,000 South African Boers--and this detailed and lavishly illustrated history goes right to the heart of the struggle. A timeline gives at-a-glance information on what spurred the conflict and how the events unfolded, while eyewitness accounts from soldiers of all ran ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Hamlyn
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This book gets my lowest rating yet. I gave it two stars instead of one since the author did his research. The fancy page graphics distracts from the reading. Worst of all the book has no maps!! I had to Google a South African map from that era, print it out and use it to understand the locations of the sieges, troop movements, rail lines, and political boundaries that the writer talks about. A book about military history with no maps is a fatal omission. DO NOT read this book. It absolutely suc ...more