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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…

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve War Novels, Earth Photos, War Photography, History Projects, Lest We Forget, African History, American Revolution, Second World, History Facts

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

"Great style shown here by one of the 'Bittereinders' - during 1905 Anglo Boer War."- i would like to clarify the war ended in 1901 Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Black White Photos, Black And White, Steampunk, Cowboys And Indians, Interesting History, Interesting Stuff, Vintage Photography

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Great style shown here by one of the 'Bittereinders' - during 1905 Anglo Boer War.

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A very informative website with information on the Voortrekkers in general, specifically the Great Trek