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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
    • 4.9, 31 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

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Maxwell Becker ,

An outstanding, interesting, and in depth review!

Des does a fantastic job illuminating an all too often looked over period of history (at least here in the United States), and showing just how important it is that these complex situations in our histories are presented in an intriguing and personable way. Covering everything from politics, public opinion, equipment and tactics, nothing is overlooked. By the time I’m done, I feel I’ll have a degree in the AB-War!

TideHouston ,

Great

Really interesting. The only downside is the narrator talks really fast. So fast that some of the words seem to run together
Update: keep listening the narrator performs his duty much more skillfully. Very well researched. I would love to have a drink with this man.

Judy1!2!3!4!5! ,

Wonderful details I haven’t read or heard elsewhere

I am not a scholar but have read a fair amount about the war. Mr. Latham tells the facts and then gives details that add clarity to the situation. My grandfather fought in the Battle of Nooitgedacht. Excellent podcast!

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