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The Boer War
     

The Boer War

by Winston S. Churchill
 

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One of Churchill’s best-known books — his eyewitness account of the Boer War.

On October 12, 1899 the first shots of the Boer War were fired at Kraaipan. Winston Churchill left his regiment the 4th Hussars, in the spring of that year, but was eager to be back in action. He wasted no time getting hired as a war correspondent for The Morning Post,

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One of Churchill’s best-known books — his eyewitness account of the Boer War.

On October 12, 1899 the first shots of the Boer War were fired at Kraaipan. Winston Churchill left his regiment the 4th Hussars, in the spring of that year, but was eager to be back in action. He wasted no time getting hired as a war correspondent for The Morning Post, and sailed from Southampton aboard the Dunottar Castle on October 14, reaching Cape Town by October 31st.

For the next eight months he filed regular despatches to The Morning Post. His articles were later printed as two comparatively short books — London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton’s March. They have since been published together as one book under the title, The Boer War.

Churchill’s unique style paints a vivid and dramatic picture of the conflict, and the problems confronting the long untried British Army in their fight against the Boers’ determined resistance.

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The combined collections of Churchill's dispatches as a war correspondent, first published in 1900 as London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's march. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712601030
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/10/2002
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. After several years in the army he became a news correspondent and then an MP. When Chamberlain was defeated in May, 1940, Churchill formed a coalition government and led Britain through the Second World War as Prime Minister. Defeated in the July, 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition, then was elected Prime Minister again in 1951. He was knighted in 1953 and won the Nobel Prize of literature the same year.

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