The Boer War of 1899-1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, cunning and barbarism, with an extraordinary cast of characters - including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and unexpectedly exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism in the establishment of the first concentration camps, the shooting of Boer prisoners-of-war and the embezzlement of military supplies by British officers. This acclaimed book provides a complete history of the Boer War - from the first signs of unrest to the eventual peace. In the process, it debunks several of the myths which have grown up around the conflict and explores the deadly legacy it left for southern Africa.
Generi Storia e Biografie » Storia dell'Africa » Storia dell'Europa » Storia militare » Storia: specifici argomenti » Periodi storici » Storia contemporanea (1700-1900 ca.) » Olocausto, Genocidi e Pulizia etnica , Politica e Società » Ideologie e Teorie politiche » Scienza e teoria politica
Editore Bloomsbury Publishing
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9780857733160 9780857733160