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The Boer War 1899–1902

The Boer War 1899–1902 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
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Victorious in its previous campaigns in Africa against native armies, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. The Boers proved to be formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for inferior numbers with grim determination, resourcefulness and strong religious faith. Their mobility, expert use of cover, and knowledge of the terrain, in which they employed powerful long-range magazine rifles, gave them initial advantages. By contrast the British suffered from inadequate transport, insufficient mounted troops and poor intelligence. Despite marshalling the immense resources of their empire, the British were to be severely tested in a war which one general described as ‘the graveyard of many a soldier’s reputation’.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; May 2014
86 pages; ISBN 9781472810175
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Title: The Boer War 1899–1902
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

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