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Commando By Deneys Reitz
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(Revised in May 2009) Deneys Reitz was 17 when the Boer War broke out in 1899. Reitz describes that he had no hatred of the British people, but "as a South African, one had to fight for one's... More > country." Reitz had learned to ride, shoot and swim almost as soon as he could walk, and the skills and endurance he had acquired during those years were to be made full use of during the war. He fought with different Boer Commandos, where each Commando consisted mainly of farmers on horseback, using their own horses and guns. Commando describes the tumult through the eyes of a warrior in the saddle. Reitz was fortunate to be present at nearly every one of the major battles of the war. Commando is a straightforward narrative that describes an extraordinary adventure and brings us a vivid, unforgettable picture of mobile guerrilla warfare, especially later in the war as General Smuts and men like Reitz fought on, braving heat, cold, rain, tiring horses, and lack of food, clothing, and boots.< Less
Three years war - Autobiography of Christian De Wet By Christian De Wet
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Autobiography of Christian De Wet, General of the Orange Freestate, one of the Boer Republics in South Africa which Brittan attacked to get the gold of the Transvaal
Bakenlaagte - The Story By Clive Willsworth
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This booklet is published on the centenary of the Battle of Bakenlaagte and is intended as a concise summary of the battle to provide a single source of reference for the events of the time. We have... More > inserted a list of sources for the purpose of further reading for historians and armchair Anglo-Boer War buffs, and we suggest that this booklet is used to compliment a visit to the battlefield.< Less
Bakenlaagte - The Story By Clive Willsworth
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This booklet is published on the centenary of the Battle of Bakenlaagte and is intended as a concise summary of the battle to provide a single source of reference for the events of the time. We have... More > inserted a list of sources for the purpose of further reading for historians and armchair Anglo-Boer War buffs, and we suggest that this booklet is used to compliment a visit to the battlefield.< Less
The Battle of Paardeberg: Lord Roberts' Gambit By Martin Marais
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The Boer War (1899-1902) was fought between the tiny South African Boer republics and the might of the British Empire. For the British it was a foretaste of the devastating power of the modern... More > weaponry they would face in the First World War and they suffered a series of catastrophic defeats. In response Field Marshal Frederick ‘Bobs’ Roberts initiated one of the most audacious manoeuvres of the war. His objective was to outflank General Pieter Cronjé, ‘the Lion of Potchefstroom’ and his Boer army which sat astride the route to the besieged town of Kimberley. The move would culminate in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war; the battle of Paardeberg and the outcome was far from certain for either man. Would it be Lord Roberts or General Cronjé that prevailed?< Less
OOM PAUL'S PEOPLE By pop marian
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American enterprises in South Africa, and especially in the Transvaal, have assumed such large proportions in the last five years that the affairs of the country and the people are steadily gaining... More > in interest the land over. As almost all the interest is centred in the Transvaal and the Boers, an unprejudiced opinion of the country and its people may serve to correct some of the many popular misconceptions concerning them. The Boers constitute a nation, and are deserving of the consideration which many writings concerning them fail to display. They have their failings, as many a more powerful nation has, but they also have noble traits. In these pages an effort has been made to describe the Boers as they impressed themselves upon my mind while I associated with them in the farmhouses on the veldt, in the drawing-rooms in the cities, in the chambers of the Government House, and in the mansion of the HOWARD C. HILLEGAS. NEW YORK CITY, September 4, 1899.< Less
Our Little Boer Cousin By Luna Innes
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Far away in the African antipodes—at the extreme opposite side of the world from us—lies South Africa. Vast as is this British possession, it forms but the southernmost point or tip of... More > the great dark continent. In its very heart lies the Transvaal—the home of our little Boer cousins. The great "thirst-veldt" of the Kalahari Desert lies to the north-west of their land, which is about the size of England, and with a very similar climate, and to the south, beyond the Drakensberg Mountains, lies Natal, Kaffraria and Zululand.< Less
Johburg to London A Journey By Jack Chernin
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This is an account of growing up in the Bertrams and Doornfontien districts of Johannesburg during the nineteen forties an area that been settled mainly by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.... More > Living in close proximity, in the equivalent of council houses were groups of White Afrikaners. Among the Afrikaners were many Nazi sympathisers, hence within the district there was a triangle of racialism between the Afrikaners, the Blacks and the Jews. Post school years were spent working on farms in the Eastern Transvaal. The second part is a description of living in London from 1954 until 1960 followed by a description of a hitch-hiking trip across Europe and a visit to Israel.< Less
Johburg to London A Journey By Jack Chernin
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This is an account of growing up in the Bertrams and Doornfontien districts of Johannesburg during the nineteen forties an area that been settled mainly by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.... More > Living in close proximity, in the equivalent of council houses were groups of White Afrikaners. Among the Afrikaners were many Nazi sympathisers, hence within the district there was a triangle of racialism between the Afrikaners, the Blacks and the Jews. Post school years were spent working on farms in the Eastern Transvaal. The second part is a description of living in London from 1954 until 1960 followed by a description of a hitch-hiking trip across Europe and a visit to Israel.< Less
The Soul of the Ape By Eugene Marais
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Early in the 20th century Eugene Marais, South African journalist, lawyer, poet and natural scientist, travelled to the wild Northern Transvaal and lived for three years at close quarters with a... More > troop of chacma baboons. The Soul of the Ape is the record of his experiences and observations. Lost for forty years, the manuscript was rediscovered by Robert Ardrey, who dedicated his African Genesis to Marais. Ardrey believed that Marais’ work “presents better than any other book published thus far the dawning of humanity in the psyche of the higher primate.” This book is both a rare personal document and a pioneering study of the primitive mind.< Less

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