Published: May 19, 2016.
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In the first months of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) the British suffered a series of catastrophic defeats. In response they initiated an audacious manoeuvre to outflank a Boer army blocking the route to Kimberly. The move culminated in the Battle of Paardeberg. With the outcome uncertain - would the British prevail or would the Boers continue to hold the upper hand?
A hard-hitting chronological account of the second Boer war with a special emphasis on the actions of Sir Redvers Buller and his General Staff. The Boer sieges and the subsequent battles for the relief of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith are covered both in strategic terms and in the intimate detail that is the reality of individuals fighting, suffering and dying for their country