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Why the Boers Lost the War

Authors: Scholtz, L.

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Why did the British win the Anglo-Boer War? Although there is truth in the simple statement that they were much stronger than the Boers, it does not explain everything. Therefore, the main focus of this book is to analyse the most important strategic and operational decisions made on both sides, and to measure them according to accepted modern military theory. It is shown that both the British and Boer war efforts were very haphazard at the beginning, but that both learnt as the war went on. In the end, the British got the Boers in a vice from which they could not escape.

About the authors

LEOPOLD SCHOLTZ is a South African historian and journalist. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch, the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, where he obtained a doctorate in history in 1978. He is the author and co-author of several books and academic articles about South African and European history. At present he is deputy editor of the Cape Town daily Die Burger as well as Extraordinary Professor of history at Stellenbosch.

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' Why the Boers Lost does offer insight on some aspects of the wasr, in particular the Boer War Councils, and it does a good job in succinctly detailing British responses to Boer guerrilla tactics like Kitchener's "New Model Drives." - Stephen M. Miller, H-New Reviews (H-SAfrica)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why the Boers Lost the War
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51331-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230513310
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4880-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52517-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52518-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
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