From 1899-1902 South Africa was convulsed by the conflict
between one of the world's greatest powers- Britain
and the tenacious fighting force of two small Afrikaner
republics, the ZAR(Transvaal) and the Orange Free State.
Faced with the threat of losing their independence,
the Boers rallied with a single-minded determination
which gained them great sympathy in Europe and the USA.
This book outlines the course of the war, through the
formal stages to the guerrilla struggle of the bitter
enders. Finally it focuses on individual aspects of
the war that are often overlooked in a more general
approach. Here are Boer life on commando, the British
Tommy's experience of a hostile veld, and the role of
blacks in the warfare - an aspect until recently unprobed.