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The Boer War (London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March) ❴Reading❵ ➹ The Boer War (London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March) Author Winston S. Churchill – Thomashillier.co.uk One of Churchill s best known books his eyewitness account of the Boer WarOn October , the first shots of the Boer War were fired at Kraaipan Winston Churchill left his regiment the th Hussars, in th One of Churchill s best known books his eyewitness account of the Boer WarOn October ,the first shots of the Boer War were fired at Kraaipan Winston Churchill left his regiment the th Hussars, in the spring of that year, but was eager to be back in action He wasted The Boer Kindle - no time getting hired as a war correspondent for The Morning Post, and sailed from Southampton aboard the Dunottar Castle on October , reaching Cape Town by October stFor the next eight months he filed regular despatches to The Morning Post His articles were later printed as two comparatively short books London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton s March They have since been published together as one book under the title, The Boer WarChurchill s unique style paints a vivid and dramatic picture of the conflict, and the problems confronting the long untried British Army in their fight against the Boers determined resistance.

    Free Unlimited eBook Dunottar Castle on October , reaching Cape Town by October stFor the next eight months he filed regular despatches to The Morning Post His articles were later printed as two comparatively short books London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton s March They have since been published together as one book under the title, The Boer WarChurchill s unique style paints a vivid and dramatic picture of the conflict, and the problems confronting the long untried British Army in their fight against the Boers determined resistance."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 405 pages
  • The Boer War (London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March)
  • Winston S. Churchill
  • 05 October 2017
  • 0880297042

About the Author: Winston S. Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC Can was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to , and again from to A noted statesman, orator and strategist, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army The Boer Kindle - A prolific author, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in for his own historical writings, for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values Out of respect for the well known American author, Winston Churchill, Winston S Churchill offered to use his middle initial in any works that he authored.



10 thoughts on “The Boer War (London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March)

  1. R R says:

    Pocatello Idaho public library has an original copy. It is an altogether different experience to touch the aged pages that feel muchlike an archive than mere entertainment.

  2. Martin Martin says:

    I didn t know much about the Boer War Before reading this book, my knowledge was limited to the films Breaker Morant and Young Churchill This book collects Churchill s reporting from the front during the war While reading, one puts himself in the position of a resident of London, the war remote, and these letters telling only a sliver of a bigger story, but the only sliver available.Churchill s writing is patriotic to the nth degree One can see him establishing lifelong connections through h I didn t know much about the Boer War Before reading this book, my knowledge was limited to the films Breaker Morant and Young Churchill This book collects Churchill s reporting from the front during the war While reading, one puts himself in the position of a resident of London, the war remote, and these letters telling only a sliver of a bigger story, but the only sliver available.Churchill s writing is patriotic to the nth degree One can see him establishing lifelong connections through his descriptions of British heroes of the battlefields, living and dead.One chapter letter is written by a British POW who was captured with Churchill early in the war He relays the story of a couple of other escapes following Churchill s This follows perhaps the most exciting chapter letter, in which Churchill and his cousin, the Duke of Marlborough, rush ahead of the troops to liberate the POW camp, which they had feared might have been the site of a slaughter or reprisal as the British troops approached.The POW diary mentions Thakeray s novel The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. which I ve added to my to read list.One can read into the British experience all the wrong lessons going into WWI Several of the officers of the Boer War went on to become leaders of the British forces in WWI.I was surprised to read this was the first time the British experience single part artillery, that is the gunpowder and bullet in a single shell A democratic Government cannot go to war unless the country is behind it, and until it has general support must not place itself in a position whence, without fighting, there is no retreat.At this establishment he finds all the luxuries of a first class European hotel without the resulting comfort.

  3. Mrs S E White Mrs S E White says:

    This is well written, it is a collection of letters, journalistic notes, made by the author, from his time reporting on the Boer war This made the book easy to dip in and out of over a period of time.

  4. Cathy Jacobs Cathy Jacobs says:

    Winston Churchill is a great writer Accurate info with great telling of the story

  5. Stefano Stefano says:

    This was absolutely fascinating I was looking for a book to learn about the Boer War and came across this This did not accomplish that entirely due to it being a series of newspaper articles instead of a history but reading about his adventures was riveting from start to finish.His writing style is also incredible and not something I have seen before I m really looking forward to reading the rest of his work.

  6. Paul Downs Paul Downs says:

    After reading Hero of the Empire I was curious to sample some of Churchill s writing This book covers the same ground as the biography, but with quite a bit omitted Churchill s writing is quite good, though, and if you want to hear how the gallant British defeated the equally gallant but misguided Boers, this is the book to turn to.

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