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De la Rey, De la Rey - Generaal Koos de la Rey is weer op almal se lippe. Hierdie veelbesproke held van die Anglo-Boereoorlog geniet saam met Batman en die Ruiter in Swart ikoonstatus onder verskeie generasies. Net soos meer as 'n eeu gelede dien hy as morele leier, 'n sterk figuur waarna mense kan opsien. Maar wie was hy regtig? In Generaal Koos de la Rey: Die leeu van Wes-Transvaal leer ken die leser hierdie heldhaftige generaal - nie net as krygsman met briljante taktiek en interessante opvattings oor oorlogvoering en die staat nie, maar ook as mens en gesinsman. Sy verhouding met sy vrou, sy rol as vader, sy uiteindelike tragiese dood en ander persoonlike inligting kom in hierdie pragboek aan bod. Boonop bevat Generaal Koos de la Rey: Die leeu van Wes-Transvaal 'n groot aantal skaars foto's wat die leeu van die Wes-Transvaal in die verskeidenheid rolle en kontekste uitbeeld.
Die Britse beleid van "verskroeide aarde" en konsentrasiekampe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog het bitter herinneringe en trauma veroorsaak wat dekades na die oorlog steeds by Suid-Afrikaners spook. In die nuut opgedateerde uitgawe van ’n topverkoper gee vooraanstaande historici ’n vars en sober blik op hierdie hoogs omstrede aspek van die oorlog. Die vokleurboek verken die perspektiewe wat na meer as 100 jaar moontlik is, en bring nuwe insigte oor een van die mees omstrede aspekte van die oorlog.
This concise history of the Anglo-Boer War, a prize-winning work which was originally written in Afrikaans, is the ideal book for those who want an overview of the military fortunes of the two warring parties. Now richly provided with maps and illustrations, it is still one of the most accurate short histories of this important three-year war. The author, GD Scholtz, was a Afrikaner historian of great stature, who saw the Anglo-Boer War as a struggle for liberation, a fight for Boer freedom and independence. His original text has here been sensitively translated into English by historian Bridget Theron, who is a lecturer at the University of South Africa.
The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, as well as the concentration camps in which the Boer women and children were placed, led to bitter memories and trauma that haunted Afrikaners and other inhabitants of South Africa alike for many years. In this newly revised edition a group of eminent historians take a fresh and sober look, with the perspective brought about by a hundred years, at this most controversial aspect of the war.
Tot betreklik onlangs was daar min bekend oor die lewe op kommando tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Die bekende historikus, professor Fransjohan Pretorius het uitgebreide navorsing hieroor gedoen en vir sy omvattende boek, Kommandolewe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899–1902 is hy met drie toekennings bekroon. Pretorius het ook in 1998 die Stalsprys vir historiese wetenskappe van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ontvang. Met Op kommando – saamgestel uit sy radiopraatjies in 1992 en gebaseer op sy bekroonde boek oor die onderwerp – voorsien hy in die behoefte aan ’n oorsigtelike beeld van die kommandolewe tydens hierdie oorlog. Dit bevat ’n veertigtal foto’s en die teks is uiters toeganklik vir die leser wat belangstel in die geskiedenis maar nie ’n akademiese agtergrond het nie.
Christiaan De Wet, commander of the Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer War, had the ability to lead his burghers, many of them individualists, with a strong hand, subjecting them to his stringent discipline. He was also a masterful strategist who could anticipate the moves of his opponents. But it was his ability to evade the British forces in what became known as the "First De Wet Hunt" that contributed significantly to his legendary status. Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in South Africa, believed that the capture of De Wet would lead to the end of the Anglo-Boer War. When De Wet slipped over Slabberts Nek on July 15, 1900, breaking through Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter's cordon and taking with him 2,000 Free Staters, including President Steyn and the government of the Orange Free State, Roberts organized a massive pursuit. From all sides British columns entered the chase. However, from July to August, 1900, De Wet, along with 2,500 men, managed to evade the elaborate net Lord Roberts had so carefully prepared to ensnare him. In so doing, the "Boer Pimpernel" ran rings around 50,000 British troops. Significantly, De Wet's successful evasion of the British ultimately led to the adoption of guerilla tactics by the Boers. This compelling story of a watershed event in the course of the war and the colorful personality of the man behind it is masterfully told, and brings an important personal dimension to the history of the Anglo-Boer War.
This work is a reference for military information regarding opposing forces and other key features of war. The handbook supplies detail on subjects including: the Boer forces; the British Army; the Royal Navy; the battles, deployment and reorganization of forces; decorations and medals; casualties and war graves; black, Indian and coloured participation; blockhouses and concentration camps; and accoutrements and cost of the war.
The devastating war that raged upon the South African veldt between 1899 and 1902 the first of the 20th century wars was small in comparison with the World Wars. Yet it remains a war with many revealing facets with regard to military, political, and social issues. The conflict between the British Empire and the Boer settlers was in many ways a precursor to what was to come. It saw vast changes in the organization, tactics, and weapons used by the British army; it had far-reaching effects on the white political structure in the country; and it stimulated Afrikaner nationalism, which may partly explain the introduction of apartheid. The Historical Dictionary of the Anglo-Boer War presents the history of this war, which is also known as "the South African War," "the Boer War," and "the Transvaal War." This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering a wide range of military, social, cultural, and political topics. Whether reading about black involvement in the war or repatriation and compensation after the war, this reference presents the latest in research on this important conflict."
Wie was die eerste mense van Suid-Afrika? En wie het daarna gekom? Hoe het die interaksie tussen Afrikaners, die Britse regering en swart mense die land help vorm? Waar staan ons vandag as 'n nasie? In hierdie boek span gerekende Suid-Afrikaanse historici saam om hierdie en ander vrae oor ons verlede te beantwoord.
Hall (d 1996), a South African and former member of the British Army, was an amateur authority on artillery. He carried out research in libraries and private archives in South Africa to write this history of the Boer War in South Africa.
The devastating war that raged upon the South African veldt between 1899 and 1902-the first of the 20th century wars-was small in comparison with the World Wars. Yet it remains a war with many revealing facets with regard to military, political, and social issues. The conflict between the British Empire and the Boer settlers was in many ways a precursor to what was to come. It saw vast changes in the organization, tactics, and weapons used by the British army; it had far-reaching effects on the white political structure in the country; and it stimulated Afrikaner nationalism, which may partly explain the introduction of apartheid. The A to Z of the Anglo-Boer War presents the history of this war, which is also known as "the South African War," "the Boer War," and "the Transvaal War." This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering a wide range of military, social, cultural, and political topics. Whether reading about black involvement in the war or repatriation and compensation after the war, this reference presents the latest in research on this important conflict.
This extensive history of South Africa was written by some of the country s most prominent historians. Its broad scope includes South Africa's pre-colonial history, slavery, Afrikaner nationalism, an environmental history and an analysis of a post-apartheid South Africa.Some relevant questions are asked in this book. For example, Who were the first people in South Africa? And who came after them? How did their interaction help to form this country? Where do we stand as a nation today? Chapters include the Anglo-Boer War, the establishment of apartheid, a different view on apartheid and the democratic puberty. Two chapters are about the struggle against the Afrikaner and focus on the black resistance movement.The author said in a recent interview: "We did not try and justify apartheid, but one has to know what it was all about." Prof Hermann Giliomee also poses the question in his chapter: "Was apartheid all bad?"This extensive history of South Africa was written by some of the country s most prominent historians and is meant to put the complex history of South Africa into perspective.The author emphasizes that the book is an effort to understand people's behavior in the history of South Africa."
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