In the first months of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) the British suffered a series of catastrophic defeats. In response the British initiated an audacious manoeuvre to outflank the Boer army which sat astride the route to the besieged town of Kimberley. The move culminated in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war, the Battle of Paardeberg. Would it be the British or the Boers who prevailed?
Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Castro openly threatened to retaliate. Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald went to the Cuban embassy in Mexico, announcing he would kill America's president in exchange for sanctuary in Havana. Live By the Sword ends 35 years of public mistrust and confusion over the Kennedy assassination.