The Boer War - a history

Denis Judd and Keith Surridge

The Boer War of 1899-1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, with an extraordinary cast of characters including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Kipling, Gandhi and Kitchener. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism – the establishment of the first concentration camps, the shooting of Boer prisoners of war and the embezzlement of military supplies. This acclaimed book provides a complete history of the Boer War from a British perspective, debunking myths about the conflict and exploring its deadly legacy for southern Africa.

Soft cover, photographs, 352 pages.