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The Boer War

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 9780313306273
Pages : 255 pages
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Download The Boer War PDF Full Free by Fred R. Van Hartesveldt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a guide to the historiography of a war that is still debated in Great Britain and has significant nationalist overtones in South Africa.


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The Victorian soldier in Africa

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781847795465
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Victorian soldier in Africa PDF Full Free by Edward Spiers and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-19 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. The Victorian soldier in Africa re-examines the campaign experience of British soldiers in Africa during the period, 1874–1902 – the zenith of the Victorian imperial expansion – and does so from the perspective of the regimental soldier. The book utilises an unprecedented number of letters and diaries, written by regimental officers and other ranks, to allow soldiers to speak for themselves about their experience of colonial warfare. The sources demonstrate the adaptability of the British army in fighting in different climates, over demanding terrain and against a diverse array of enemies. They also uncover soldiers’ responses to army reforms of the era as well as the response to the introduction of new technologies of war. Moreover, the book provides commentary on soldiers’ views of commanding officers and politicians alongside assessment of war correspondents, colonial auxiliaries and African natives in their roles as bearers, allies and enemies. This book reveals new insights on imperial and racial attitudes within the army, on relations between soldiers and the media and the production of information and knowledge from frontline to homefront. It will make fascinating reading for students, academics and enthusiasts in imperial history, Victorian studies, military history and colonial warfare.


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Letters from Ladysmith

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Publisher : Pen and Sword
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ISBN 10 : 9781473815940
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Letters from Ladysmith PDF Full Free by Edward Spiers and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2010-11-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward Spiers, a leading authority on the Victorian British army, presents here a select edition of letters from the siege of Ladysmith (18991900) that have not been seen since their original publication in metropolitan and provincial newspapers. The 250 letters were published in different British newspapers and provide crucial insights into contemporary perceptions of the battles that preceded the siege, the onset of the siege itself, and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town. Subsequent efforts to defend Ladysmith and to march to its relief became the great dramatic saga of the early phase of the AngloBoer War, providing the context for a series of dramatic battles that embarrassed the Empire and destroyed established reputations. Much has been written about the failings of the British commanders but it is clear that in no other theatre in the war were the practical difficulties so real or the stakes so high. These letters reflect vividly the feelings of junior officers and other ranks as they struggled to cope with the demands of modern warfare, These eyewitness testimonies provide first-hand commentary upon the events in Natal that shattered the pre-war confidence in Britain.


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George White and the Victorian Army in India and Africa

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030508340
Pages : 323 pages
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Download George White and the Victorian Army in India and Africa PDF Full Free by Stephen M. Miller and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-16 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a detailed investigation of George S. White’s career in the British Army. It explores late Victorian military conflicts, British power dynamics in Africa and Asia, civil-military relations on the fringes of the empire, and networks of advancement in the army. White served in the Indian Rebellion and, twenty years later, the Second Anglo-Afghan War, where he earned the Victoria Cross. After serving in the Sudan campaign, White returned to India and held commands during the conquest and pacification of Upper Burma and the extension of British control over Balochistan, and, as Commander-in-Chief, sent expeditions to the North-West Frontier and oversaw major military reforms. Just before the start of the South African War, White was given the command of the Natal Field Force. This force was besieged in Ladysmith for 118 days. Relieved in 1900, White was heralded as the “Defender of Ladysmith.” He was made Field-Marshal in 1903.


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Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748627264
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 PDF Full Free by Edward M. Spiers and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2006-07-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment.


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Real War Horses

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Publisher : Pen & Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781473847101
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Real War Horses PDF Full Free by Anthony Leslie Dawson and published by Pen & Sword Military. This book was released on 2016-10-30 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many histories have been written about the conflicts the British army was involved in between the Battle of Waterloo and the First World War. There are detailed studies of campaigns and battles and general accounts of the experiences of the soldiers. But this book by Anthony Dawson is the first to concentrate in depth, in graphic detail, on the experiences of the British cavalry during a century of warfare. That is why it is of such value. It is also compelling reading because it describes, using the words of the cavalrymen of the time, the organization, routines, training and social life of the cavalry as well as the fear and exhilaration of cavalry actions. Perhaps the most memorable passages record the drama and excitement of cavalry charges and the brutal, confused, often lethal experience of close-quarter combat in a mêlée of men and horses. Few books give such a direct inside view of what it was like to serve in the British cavalry during the nineteenth century.


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Soldiers and Settlers in Africa, 1850-1918

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789047444794
Pages : 356 pages
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Download Soldiers and Settlers in Africa, 1850-1918 PDF Full Free by Stephen Miller and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-09-30 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book revisits some of the most significant guerrilla struggles of the late 19th century, all set in Africa, and remind readers, in light of current events, the difficulties involved in engaging in this type of conflict.


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Tales of Two Families

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Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN 10 : 9781665585170
Pages : 378 pages
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Download Tales of Two Families PDF Full Free by John Burwood and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2021-02-11 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 5 June 1947, Maurice Burwood and Marjorie Tanner were married at the Church of the Resurrection in Portsmouth – uniting the Burwood and Tanner families. TALES OF TWO FAMILIES is a history of their two families up until that date, based on the handwritten memories of Marjorie and her sister Olive, letters from or to relatives and friends, surviving family documents and diaries – all anchored by the genealogical researches of the late Richard Burwood.


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Letters from Kimberly

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Publisher : Frontline Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781848326576
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Letters from Kimberly PDF Full Free by Edward Spiers and published by Frontline Books. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Full of new material, fresh insights and perceptive analysis.' Ian Knight??The defence of Kimberley – and the mission to relieve it – was one of the great dramatic sagas of the South African War. The actual relief, following a spectacular cavalry charge, represented the first decisive upturn in the fortunes of the British war effort, soon followed by a crushing defeat of the Boers at the battle of Paardeberg. Within Kimberley citizens suffered from dwindling food stocks and enemy shelling, but even more controversial were the tensions that erupted between the siege commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Kekewich, and Kimberley's leading citizen, Cecil Rhodes. ??In this illuminating new history, Edward Spiers, presents a selection of first-hand accounts of this epic siege. The 260 letters were published originally in British metropolitan and provincial newspapers and they provide crucial insights into the perceptions of civilians caught up in the siege; the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town; and the experiences of junior officers and other ranks as they struggled to cope with the demands of modern warfare. Full of human incident, drama and pathos, these fascinating eyewitness testimonies make for compelling reading and add richly to our understanding of the events in Cape Colony.


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Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

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Publisher : DigiCat
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ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547250029
Pages : 311 pages
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The Letters of Queen Victoria

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108077842
Pages : 701 pages
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Download The Letters of Queen Victoria PDF Full Free by Queen Victoria and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 701 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This nine-volume selection from the letters of Queen Victoria was commissioned by Edward VII, and published between 1907 and 1932.


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Life and Letters of George Wyndham

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Publisher : London : Hutchinson [1925]
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008865597
Pages : 446 pages
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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838636543
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Biograph in Battle PDF Full Free by William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1901 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1901 and now a rare collector's item, this is cameraman Dickson's diary kept during the Biograph Company's filming on the battlefields of the Boer War. The book is being republished in a facsimile edition, with a specially commissioned introduction from film historian Richard Brown. It tells of one man's absolute determination to bring back - against great odds - a filmed record of war, at a time when the medium itself was in its infancy. Dickson's huge machine, designed by himself, weighed nearly half a ton and had to be transported everywhere in South Africa by horse-drawn cart, requiring the combined efforts of several strong men each time it had to be set up. The book is exceptional among the handful of written accounts produced in the first years of the cinema. It is a human document, written not in a mood of quiet reflection after the event, but as a vital diary recording dangerous and difficult conditions at the Front.



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Highways in Hiding

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Publisher : Perennial Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781531262754
Pages : 326 pages
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Download Highways in Hiding PDF Full Free by George Smith and published by Perennial Press. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Someone had stolen an important part of Steve Cornell's life. It was bad enough when his fiancée vanished. It was infinitely worse when everyone in the world insisted it couldn't have happened the way he knew it had. In a world where ESP and telepathy were normal, it was difficult to keep secrets. But Steve's search for his missing sweetheart brought him to the threshold of one of the greatest secrets of all time. And it was obvious that somebody would stop at nothing to keep him from uncovering it. What were the oddly sinister symbols along otherwise ordinary roads? What was behind the spreading plague called Mekstrom's Disease? Why were there "blank" spots where telepathy didn't work? Who was the elusive enemy with powers even beyond those ESP had bestowed on mankind? And, most important of all ... could Steve find that enemy before they made him vanish too?


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The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781527512948
Pages : 438 pages
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Download The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley PDF Full Free by Damian Atkinson and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The scholar Charles Whibley was born in 1859 and died in 1930, straddling the end of the Victorian age, the new century, and the Great War and its aftermath. After completing his studies at Cambridge, his early journalistic experiences were with the critic, poet and editor William Ernest Henley, known for his mentoring of young writers on the Scots, later National Observer, and Whibley was to a great extent the mainstay of the journal. After his grounding with Henley, he moved to Paris for a few years as the correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette. Here, he became friends with Paul Valéry, Stéphane Mallarmé and Marcel Schwob, and married Whistler’s sister-in-law Ethel Birnie Philip in July 1895. While in Paris he wrote for Blackwood’s Magazine and was an advisor for Fisher Unwin’s Library of Literary History. Returning to England, Whibley became friends with Lord Northcliffe, Lady Cynthia Asquith, and later T. S. Eliot. The friendship with William Blackwood resulted in Whibley’s monthly “Musings without Method” from February 1900 to December 1929, a contribution which Eliot called “one of the best sustained pieces of literary journalism that I know in recent times”. Northcliffe was a close friend, as was Sir Frederick Macmillan of the publishing firm. From 1906 until October 1920, Whibley contributed a Saturday column in Northcliffe’s Daily Mail, and for many years was a reader for Macmillans. His friendship and infatuation with Cynthia Asquith lives strongly in his letters, although there is hardly any mention of his wife Ethel. Much of his literary work was with biographical essays of literary and political persons. After the death of Ethel in 1920, Whibley visited Brazil sending back reports to Cynthia Asquith. Whibley contributed to Eliot’s Criterion and also helped Eliot to acquire British citizenship. Apart from his continued journalism, Whibley worked as a consultant for the Royal Literary Fund later becoming a committee member. In 1927, he married his Goddaughter Philippa Raleigh. Whibley’s death in France in March 1930 robbed the literary world of his biography of W.E. Henley. Many of his letters deal with his literary work with the Macmillans, Blackwood’s Magazine, and his friendship with Cynthia Asquith, and in some letters to Northcliffe he parades his Tory views. He was a supporter of the Great War, though little appears in his letters.


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The Selected Letters of Joseph Conrad

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ISBN 10 : 9780521191920
Pages : 593 pages
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