The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Overview

The Great Boer War is Arthur Conan Doyle's authentic and thorough account of the conflict which gripped turn-of-the-century Britain.
When the Boer War broke out in South Africa in 1899, Conan Doyle was already a hugely successful, middle-aged writer. Nevertheless, he was determined to see the war at first hand. Unable to secure a place as a regular soldier, he fell back on his medical training and was accepted by the British army as a doctor in a field hospital. Based in part on the first-hand accounts he received from wounded soldiers, Conan Doyle constructed a history of the war which he first published in 1900 and continued to edit and re-publish until the war ended in 1902.
Documenting both the military campaign and the political background to the conflict, The Great Boer War is fascinating both as a piece of history and as a glimpse into another facet of the author most commonly known for his mystery stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9785389141384
Publisher: Colibri
Publication date: 02/19/2018
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 688
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

Table of Contents

Chapter I: The Boer Nations

Chapter II: The Cause of Quarrel

Chapter III: The Negotiations

Chapter IV: The Eve of War

Chapter V: Talana Hill

Chapter VI: Elandslaagte And Rietfontein

Chapter VII: Battle of Ladysmith

Chapter VIII: Lord Methuen’s Advance

Chapter IX: Battle of Magersfontein

Chapter X: Battle of Stormberg

Chapter XI: Battle of Colenso

Chapter XII: The Dark Hour

Chapter XIII: The Siege of Ladysmith

Chapter XIV: The Colesberg Operations

Chapter XV: Spioen Kop

Chapter XVI: Vaalkranz

Chapter XVII: Buller’s Final Advance

Chapter XVIII: The Siege And Relief of Kimberley

Chapter XIX: Paardeberg

Chapter XX: Roberts’ Advance on Bloemfontein

Chapter XXI: Strategic Effects of Lord Roberts’ March

Chapter XXII: The Halt At Bloemfontein

Chapter XXIII: The Clearing of The South-East

Chapter XXIV: The Siege of Mafeking

Chapter XXV: The March On Pretoria

Chapter XXVI: Diamond Hill—Rundle’s Operations

Chapter XXVII: The Lines of Communication

Chapter XXVIII: The Halt At Pretoria

Chapter XXIX: The Advance to Komatipoort

Chapter XXX: The Campaign of De Wet

Chapter XXXI: The Guerilla Warfare in the Transvaal: Nooitgedacht

Chapter XXXII: The Second Invasion of Cape Colony

Chapter XXXIII: The Northern Operations From January to April 1901

Chapter XXXIV: The Winter Campaign From April to September 1901

Chapter XXXV: The Guerilla Operations In Cape Colony

Chapter XXXVI: The Spring Campaign From September to December 1901

Chapter XXXVII: The Campaign of January to April 1902

Chapter XXXVIII: De la Rey’s Campaign of 1902

Chapter XXXIX: The End

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