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The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham - Hardcover - 1979 - from First Choice Books and Biblio.co.uk

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The Boer War

by Thomas Pakenham

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


U S. A.: Random House. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1979. Hardcover. 0394427424 718pp including bibliography and index Photographs Based on first-hand but largely unpublished sources, this is the first full-scale documentary history of the war since 1910 Small tear on fore-edge of page 103 and bottom outside edge of pages are spotted Dust jacket has light creasing on edge of jacket .

The war declared by the Boers of South Africa on October 11, 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'No end of a lesson.' The public expected it to be over by Christmas. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Great Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.




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