Kimberley

Kimberley

by Lewis Childs

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Overview

Who were the underdogs who took on British Imperial forces - and beat them?
How could an old farmer who had beaten them before (Piet Cronje), and a middle-aged farmer, who did not want to fight them anyway (De La Rey), embarrass Queen Victoria's high officers like Lord Methuen?
When did the most powerful man in Africa enable the capable commandant to hold out - while blighting his career?
Why did the Queen's crack regiments turn their backs on the enemy?
What lessons in application, patience and loyalty to oath given does Tommy Atkins give to us, in the 21st century?
Who were the modern figures that still live through their letters and diaries in Regimental Archives, in spite of being dead. How could the Boers justify shelling civilians, or the British of all people not know that women and kids were dying in concentration camps?
When did the accepted European Rules of War get turned over for ever?
Why, when Bobs is nothing but a statue, and Rhodes the ghost of a chancer, does it matter?

The Seige of Kimberley answers all these questions and more in a readable and authoritative way

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473815759
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 12/31/1990
Series: Battleground
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,078,453
File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction6
Acknowledgements8
Advice for Tourists9
Chapter 1Background16
Chapter 2Belmont25
Chapter 3Graspan43
Chapter 4Modder River49
Chapter 5Magersfontein73
Chapter 6Kimberley under Siege106
Chapter 7...And Afterwards165
Glossary172
Index173

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