The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War, 1880-1881

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Routledge, 10.7.2014 - 280 sivua
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This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance for the future of South Africa. The personal stories of heroism and sacrifice, sieges, rebellions and battles, make for an enthralling and dramatic tale - a classic of military history that will find a ready audience amongst military enthusiasts.

 

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A clash of military cultures
1
1 The Imperial factor and the Transvaal
10
2 The situation in the Transvaal Territory in 1880 and the outbreak of rebellion
33
3 The Boer and British military systems
59
the Boers seize the military initiative
86
the blockaded garrisons
107
6 The Natal Field Force
127
7 Laings Nek
146
8 Ingogo
161
9 Seeking a way out of the war
175
10 Majuba
198
11 Peace and betrayal
213
Remember Majuba
234
Select bibliography
241
Index
254
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Dr John Laband is presently Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. He was previously Professor of History at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He specialises in war and society studies and is a leading expert on the history of the Zulu kingdom. He is the author or co-author of over twenty books.

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