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The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa. The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.

The Anglo-Boer War Desmond Latham

    • Education
    • 4.7, 11 Ratings

The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa. The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

TobPB ,

Excellent

A wonderfully insightful and fascinating narrative history which is well researched and also enjoyable.

natcphd ,

Chamberlain!

The first episode confuses Joseph Chamberlain (the Colonial Secretary at the turn of the century) with his son Neville Chamberlain (the Prime Minister who appeased Hitler). ☹️

stow78 ,

Informative, detailed and well told account

I started late but really enjoying listening to this account and hoping to catch up soon!

So much detail and enthusiasm. Learning much on this South African history.

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