Encyclopedia of the Boer War: 1899-1902

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2000-06-01
Publisher(s): Abc-Clio Inc
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The only comprehensive encyclopedia on the Boer War available, this volume offers A-to-Z entries on the war's origins, military strategy and tactics, main battles and sieges, major political and military figures, weaponry, and several related topics.

Entries include:
-- Afrikaner uprisings
-- Battle of Elands River Post
-- Commandant-General Louis Botha
-- Concentration camps
-- General Sir Redvers Buller
-- Lieutenant H. H. "Breaker" Morant
-- Maxim-Vickers machine gun
-- Siege of Ladysmith
-- Winston Churchill

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction: The White Men Arrive; The British Presence;Boer Independence; The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902; Map of Africa; The Progress of the War; Guerrilla War. ix
Chronology xxi
List of illustrations
Appendix: British Forces
Appendix: Boer Forces
Appendix: Concentration and Refugee Camps
Appendix (Documents):
The Battle of Elandslaagte
G. W. Steevens
The Battle of Belmont
Lt. C. W. Barton
The Battle of Magersfontein
Pvt. J. Williamson
The Hunt for De Wet
Pvt. F. Everett
Report to the Committee of the Distress Fund for South African Women and Children
Emily Hobhouse
Peace Negotiations:
The Middelberg Proposal: Lord Kitchener to Commandant-General Botha, Pretoria, March 7, 1901
Extracts from the minutes of the first meeting of the National [Boer] Representatives at Vereeninging, 15-17 May, 1902
Extracts from the minutes of the conference at Pretoria between the Committee of the National Representative and Lords Kitchener and Milner, 19-28 May, 1902
Extracts from the minutes of the second meeting of the National Representatives at Vereeniging, 29-31 May, 1902
Bibliography 399(6)
Index 405

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