The Boer Wars (2)

1898–1902

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The Boer Wars (2)

1898–1902

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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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published Mar 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326132
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 303
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ian Knight

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Gerry Embleton

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