London to Ladysmith & Ian Hamilton's March [NOOK Book]

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In addition to his enduring fame as a statesman, Winston Churchill was a Nobel Prize-winning author whose military histories offer the unique perspective of a participant in world affairs. London to Ladysmith and Ian Hamilton's March reflect his early career as a Boer War correspondent for London's Morning Post in 1899 and 1900.
London to Ladysmith chronicles the Boer War's first five months, from the author's arrival in South Africa to his capture during a Boer ambush of an ...
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Overview


In addition to his enduring fame as a statesman, Winston Churchill was a Nobel Prize-winning author whose military histories offer the unique perspective of a participant in world affairs. London to Ladysmith and Ian Hamilton's March reflect his early career as a Boer War correspondent for London's Morning Post in 1899 and 1900.
London to Ladysmith chronicles the Boer War's first five months, from the author's arrival in South Africa to his capture during a Boer ambush of an armored train. Churchill's gripping narrative of his escape from a prisoner-of-war camp traces a grueling journey across enemy territory and back to British lines. Ian Hamilton's March picks up the action immediately afterward, documenting the eponymous general's 400-mile advance from Bloemfontein to Pretoria. The march saw ten major battles and numerous skirmishes, culminating in the release of prisoners from the camp where Churchill himself was held. Written mostly in the field, this book offers a vivid, personal account of the conditions under which the Boer War was fought, as well as a fascinating look at the formative years of one of the twentieth century's preeminent leaders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486165158
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents


I Steaming South
II The State of the Game
III Along the Southern Frontier
IV In Natal
V A Cruise in the Armoured Train
VI Distant Guns
VII The Fate of the Armoured Train
VIII Prisoners of War
IX Through the Dutch Camps
X In Afrikander Bonds
XII Escape from the Boers
XII Back to the British Lines
XIII Christmas and New Year
XIV A Military Demonstration and some Good News
XV The Dash for Potgieter's Ferry
XVI Trichardt's Drift and the Affair of Acton Homes
XVII The Battle of Spion Kop
XVIII Through the Five Days' Action
XIX AFresh Effort and an Army Chaplain
XX The Combat of Vaal Krantz
XXI Hussar Hill
XXII The Engagement of Monte Cristo
XXIII The Passage of the Tugela
XXIV The Battle of Pieters: the Third Day
XXV Upon Majuba Day
XXVI The Relief of Ladysmith
XXVII After the Siege


I A Roving Commission
II Exit general Gatacre
III At Half-way House
IV Two Days with Brabazon
V Two Days with Brabazon continued
VI The Dewetsdorp Episode
VII Ian Hamilton's March
VIII Ian Hamilton
IX The Action of Houtnek
X The Army of the Right Flank
XI Lindley
XII Concerning a Boer Convoy
XIII Action of Johannesburg
XIV The Fall of Johannesburg
XV The Capture of Pretoria
XVI "Held by the Enemy"
XVII Action at Diamond Hill
Appendix: Composition of Lt.-General Ian Hamilton's Force





















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