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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

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    • 4.7, 85 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
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Bismarke8 ,

Could stop when i started...

An incredible amount of research must have gone into this. The events are so well told as they unfolded on a weekly basis. Literally feels like one is transversing the breadth of South Africa as one moves around the war front. This podcast is a great service to preserving this piece of history. I especially enjoy listing to the exploits of Deneys Reitz (the young old man). Thank you Des Latham for the many hours you must have spent creating this.

Jedinc1968 ,

Boer War in South Africa

Great podcast well read!! Lots of facts came out that we never new.

Keep it coming!!

Karl Hagemann ,

Dr Karl Hagemann

Hi really enjoying this series.

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