The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham
Pakenham’s very thorough history of The Boer War (1899-1902) reads like a novel and I could hardly put it down. In my mind that puts him in a class with Barbara Tuckman and other reviewers have made the same comment. The book was written over 30 years ago (published in 1979), so the author was able to interview a great many survivors from both sides, as well as access a mass of documents that were not available when the original histories had been written, just after the war. Pakenham…
British Terrorism against Boer civilians. How Britain destroyed the two Boer republics by starving civilians in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) by Elma Ross. $6.00. 107 pages. Publisher: Amazon; 2 edition (July 14, 2011)
The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.