The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image

The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image

by John Gooch
     
 

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This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.

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This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.

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The war in South Africa of 1899-1902 was a pivotal point in British military history. British policy-making and military organization are the focus of the first part of the book, in which contributions from British historians scrutinize the historical record and its interpretations. In the second part, four South African historians offer studies of the roles played by Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus, as well as the social and cultural dimensions of the war. The final section examines how the media presented the war to the British public. Edited by Gooch (international history, U. of Leeds). Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135271817
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Series:
Military History and Policy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
5 MB

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