Why did the British win the Anglo-Boer War? Although there is truth in the simple statement that they were much stronger than the Boers, it does not explain everything. Therefore, the main focus of this book is to analyse the most important strategic and operational decisions made on both sides, and to measure them according to accepted modern military theory. It is shown that both the British and Boer war efforts were very haphazard at the beginning, but that both learnt as the war went on. In the end, the British got the Boers in a vice from which they could not escape.
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About the Author
Leopold Scholtz is deputy editor of the Cape Town daily Die Burger as well as Extraordinary Professor of History at Stellenbosch.
Table of ContentsList of Maps Preface Introduction Background The Campaign Plans The Boer Offensive The First British Offensive The Second British Offensive Guerrilla Warfare: The First Phase Guerrilla Warfare: The Second Phase Conclusion