Battles of the Boer War

Battles of the Boer War

by W. Baring Pemberton

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Battles of the Boer War by W. Baring Pemberton

1899—40,000 Boer farmers declare war on the British Empire, defeat the most experienced regular army of the day, and make it a capital offence to shoot a British general.

It was the last of the Gentlemen’s Wars and the first of the modern wars. But for the blood-stained lesions Learned on the veld, 1914 might well have ended in defeat.

‘An excellent book’—British Army Review

‘Admirable…with an intimate picture of many of the commanders involved, of the notorious actions in the First two years of the war: Belmont, Modder River, Magersfontein, Colenso, Spion Kop’—The Observer

‘Baring Pemberton has made lively use of unpublished letters, diaries und suchlike evidence…critical and fair’—Irish Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787202672
Publisher: Normanby Press
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 177
Sales rank: 883,885
File size: 49 MB
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About the Author

William Baring Pemberton (1897-1966) was born at Swindon Manor, near Cheltenham. He was educated at Wellington and Oxford where he read history and law. He was principally interested in the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries and was the author of biographies of Lord Carteret and Lord North.

During the six years of World War II he taught history at Eton College. He then moved to Sussex in 1946 and became a broadcaster.

Baring Pemberton was a member of the Circle of Glass Collectors.

He died in 1966.

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