The Boer Wars (2)

The Boer Wars (2)

1898–1902

Men-at-Arms 303
  • Author: Ian Knight
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 303
  • Publication Date: 15 Mar 1996
  • ISBN: 9781855326132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

On 11 October 1899 the Second Boer War between the British and the Boers began. The war saw the most powerful professional army in the world pitted against the unconventional tactics of the undisciplined Boers. Although the Boers were finally forced to surrender in May 1902 the war had taken its toll on their opponents who lost some 8,000 troops killed in action with a further 13,000 dying from disease. This book covers the organisation, uniforms and very different tactics involved in the conflict, from guerrilla warfare to a final war of attrition that the Boers could not hope to win.

Biographical Note

Ian Knight is widely regarded as a leading international expert on the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written, co-written or edited over 30 books, including several in the Osprey Men-at-Arms, Elite, Warrior and Campaign series. He is an Honorary Research Associate of the Natal Museum and Vice President of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. In 2000 he was the historian advising the Glasgow University team who made the first archaeological survey of the Isandlwana battlefield. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

Contents

Introduction Boer Forces, 1899 The British Army in 1899 Tactical Differences The Conventional War The British Army, 1900-1901 Boer Forces, 1900-1902 The Myth of the 'White Man's War' The Bitter End Glossary The Plates

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