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Author Churchill, Winston S

Title The Boer War
Published Newburyport : RosettaBooks, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (361 pages)
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Book One: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria; Maps and Plans; Introductory Note; I. Steaming South; II. The State of the Game; III. Along the Southern Frontier; IV. In Natal; V.A Cruise in the Armoured; VI. Distant Guns; VII. The Fate of the Armoured Train; VIII. Prisoners of War; IX. Through the Dutch Camps; X. In Afrikander Bonds; XI. I Escape from the Boers; XII. Back to the British Lines; XIII. Christmas and New Year; XIV. A Military Demonstration and some Good News; XV. The dash for Potgeiter's Ferry
VI. The Dewetsdorp EpisodeVII. Ian Hamilton's March; VIII. Ian Hamilton; IX. The Action of Houtnek; X. The Army of the Right Flank; XI. Lindley; XII. Concerning a Boer Convoy; XIII. Action of Johannesburg; XIV. The Fall of Johannesburg; XV. The Capture of Pretoria; XVI. "Held by the Enemy"; XVII. Action of Diamond Hill; Appendix: Composition of Lieut. General Ian Hamilton's Force
XVI. Trichardt's Drift and the Affair of Acton HomesXVII. The Battle of Spion Kop; XVIII. Through the Five Days' Action; XIX. A Fresh Effort and an Army Chaplain; XX. The Combat of Val Krantz; XXI. Hussar Hill; XXII. The Engagement of Monte Christo; XXIII. The Passage of the Tugela; XXIV. The Battle of Pieters: the Third Day; XXV. Upon Majuba Day; XXVI. The Relief of Ladysmith; XXVII. After the Siege; Book Two: Ian Hamilton's March; Maps and Plans; Preface; I.A Roving Commission; II. Exit General Gatacre; III. At Half-way House; IV. Two Days with Brabazon; V. Two Days with Brabazon-continued
Summary A fascinating piece of first-person reporting from the British statesman's early years as a war correspondent in South Africa. As a young, ambitious soldier, Winston Churchill managed to get himself posted to the 21st Lancers in 1899 as a war correspondent for the Morning Post'and joined them in fighting the rebel Boer settlers in South Africa. In this conflict, rebel forces in the Transvaal and Orange Free State had proclaimed their own statehood, calling it the Boer Republic. This book consists of two separate works in one volume, "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" and "Ian Hamilton's March." In the former, Churchill is captured in Pretoria not long after he arrives to join the British forces'and is frustrated not by the conditions in the prison, but by the fact that he was missing the action. Churchill tells the story of how he escaped and made a daring overland crossing, traveling only at night to avoid detection. Recounting Churchill's own adventures and observations during the conflict, this book is fascinating for both its historical and personal perspective. "We never think of Churchill as a reporter. That is our loss ... His dispatches from the 1899-1902 Boer War in South Africa to the London Morning Post ... Sizzle with energy and daring." 'The Washington Times
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Subject South African War, 1899-1902.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0795329679