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Why the Boers Lost the War

  • Authors
  • LeopoldĀ Scholtz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 1-11
  3. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 13-25
  4. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 27-39
  5. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 41-51
  6. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 53-81
  7. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 83-107
  8. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 109-130
  9. Leopold Scholtz
    Pages 131-159
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-202

About this book

Introduction

Why did the British win the Anglo-Boer War? Although there is truth in the simple statement that they were much stronger than the Boers, it does not explain everything. Therefore, the main focus of this book is to analyse the most important strategic and operational decisions made on both sides, and to measure them according to accepted modern military theory. It is shown that both the British and Boer war efforts were very haphazard at the beginning, but that both learnt as the war went on. In the end, the British got the Boers in a vice from which they could not escape.

Keywords

campaign measure phase state truth war warfare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230513310
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52518-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51331-0
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