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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects (Hardback)

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By The War Museum of the Boer Republics
Frontline Books
Pages: 264
Illustrations: 250
ISBN: 9781526734037
Published: 22nd October 2018

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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies – and the full extent of the human drama behind this war – to life through 100 iconic artefacts.

While a Mafeking siege note helps to illustrate the acute shortages caused by the siege, a spade used by a Scottish soldier at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop tell of the severity of some of the famous battles.

The book follows the course of the war but also highlights specific themes, such as British and Boer weaponry, medical services and POW camps, as well as major figures on both sides.

The text is interspersed with striking historical images from the museum’s photographic collection. More than 200 additional objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.

This new book provides a great deal of information, centred on 100 objects with excellent illustration – Highly Recommended.

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Firetrench

I knew little or nothing of the Boer War, and this superb collection of artefacts has taught me so much. All of the items featured are from the War Museum of the Boer Republic, and each one is accompanied by a story and, where necessary, analysis. Absolutely enthralling, this is history as it really should be taught.

Books Monthly

After reading this book, cover to cover, in 2 days, I felt that I had a real grasp of the reality of the 1899-1902 war which so shaped South Africa’s history. I now realise that my previous knowledge of the war was very sketchy.

The 100 iconic objects which are held in the War Museum of the Boer Republics, and 200 other objects, maps, and many photographs, are beautifully presented in this high quality book of 260 pages. The story of each object is told in short essay style by gifted, expert writers.

The many subjects include battles, weapons, military personalities, politicians, places, civilians, equipment, prisoners of war, concentration camps, costs of the war, and longer term outcomes.

The book does not glorify the Anglo-Boer War. If anything, it is an anti-war treatise. It certainly has had a major impact on this reviewer.

Thoroughly recommended.

John's Machines

The book, published by Frontline Books and based on the archive of the War Museum of the Boere Republics is a concentration of information and history, which brilliantly describes all the characters, places, stories of a war so far away but also so close to us . Recommended.

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Old Barbed Wire Blog

New Masterpiece for our library.

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About The War Museum of the Boer Republics

The WAR MUSEUM OF THE BOER REPUBLICS in Bloemfontein is dedicated to the Anglo-Boer War or South African War, the biggest ever conflict on South African soil. The museum aims to provide an understanding of the background against which the war took place through its unique collection of artefacts, photos, weaponry and art.\r\n\r\nJOHAN VAN ZŸL is a historian and the manager of specialist services at the War Museum. He has co-written numerous in-house and trade publications.

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