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Goodbye Dolly Gray: The Story of the Boer War

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Taking his title from that bade farewell to an era, Rayner Kruger brilliantly describes the background, the arms and armies, the campaigns and personalities of the war in which soldiers from across the British Empire marched to a succession of brave defeats at hands of sharpshooting farmers. These were calamitous blows, struck not only at an immense British Army but - as t ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published January 4th 1996 by Pimlico (first published 1974)
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Julian Cribb
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent general history of the Boer War for anyone just starting to explore the literature of this fascinating, troubling conflict in southern Africa whose echoes are still with us today. It covers all the main actions, from the series of spectacular British bungles which began the war, to the departure of Roberts (who thought he had done the job) to Kitchener's brutal war of repression against the fast-moving Boer commandoes and the Boer people. It's easy history, written with narr ...more
James
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on the aspect of the Boer struggle in the Boer War. Properly depicts the Boer's as a fighting guerilla unit, try to defeat the Goliath like British, whom through frustration of the Boer's guerilla methods result to inhumane tactics to end the struggle.
Nerine Dorman
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
This is a great book for history buffs but I simply DON'T have the time to finish reading it at the moment. I'll get there one day when my plans of writing a novel set during this time actually come into fruition.
Patricrk patrick
Jun 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
the practice war for world war I.
Ian Walters
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pakenham's Boer War probably beats it by a nose. Still a very good read though.
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A well written book but now slightly out of date. Pakenham is the preferred general source.
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