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Thomas Pakenham

The Boer War

The Boers of South Africa responded to Britain's annexation of the gold-and-diamond-rich Transvaal region by declaring war on October 11, 1899. The English believed the fighting would be over by Christmas -- never dreaming they were on the brink of one of the longest, bloodiest, most costly and humiliating military campaigns in their history. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. Thomas Pakenham's "The Boer War" is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict -- a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconcievable blundering and brutalities . . . and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day.

Impression: Reprint of 1st Edition
Condition: Very good
Publisher: Jonathan Ball
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN:
Price: R 190.00

£ 9.5 (GBP)
€ 10.56 (EUR)
$ 11.88 (USD)

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