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The Boer War And Other Colonial Adventures [DVD]


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  • Actors: Brian Blessed
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Pegasus
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Sep 2004
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002XOZIS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,865 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The story of Britain at her Imperial zenith . During the long reign of Queen Victoria, Britain s armies marched to the farthest reaches of the globe in order to win an empire for their queen and country. Africa was a vital source of trade and materials for the rapidly expanding industrial Britain and so the famous redcoat armies fought through the endless jungles, swamps and deserts of the vast continent. Through these harsh conditions, soldiers campaigned on expeditions from the Asanti and Zulu Wars to the Boer War. This DVD uses accurate feature film footage and original dramatised reconstructions and re-enactments to tell the story of Britain at the height of her imperial ambitions. This highly atmospheric programme also features state of the art computer mapping techniques and delightful surviving period imagery. Narrated by Brian Blessed. Featuring expert comment and analysis by Dr David Chandler, the world s foremost military historian and former Head of War Studies at Sandhurst.

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By Richard Roughley on 15 July 2014
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Very informative
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20 of 30 people found the following review helpful By B. J. Morris on 16 July 2009
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This is quite a good and intersting account of the truth surrounding the collonisation of South Africa by the British collonial forces.Several key historical facts have been documented namely who collonised the country from which people and the several further campaigns that followed. It is saddening that such gross attrocities have been documented which have been lightly covered but does highlight the lenghts that the South Africans would go to to proctect their land.It is sad that these events happened as the South Afrcans were large allies of Britain during both world wars where several campaigns for allied success would not have been possible without large loss of South African life. Overall it is a good ducumentary that explains the truth behind South Africa and perhaps explains why South Africans feel that they have a right to their land.
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Amazon.com: 7 reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
An excellent film - Watch and Listen ! ! ! 18 May 2009
By Eamon Von Pramba - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I read the reviews that were not too flattering, and hesitated about purchasing the DVD. There is a plethora of information in this program; there are some holes, but overall, this DVD covers the bases quite adequately. My procedure was to watch the DVD; then, play again, but only listen to the narration; now watch it and take notes of events at least 2 other times. There is an overwhelming amount of information, and it cannot be absorbed in just one viewing. Of 4 pages of notes, only @ 6/10ths of 1 page deal with British adventures in Egypt and the Sudan. the rest deals with Southern Afrika. Topics include: the driving forces behind european colonialization in Afrika, weapons and tactics of the British and the Boers; how and when the British acquired the cape colony; Cecil Rhodes concept of a "Cape to Cairo" railroad and how it applied to the Zulus and their land; how the discovery of a major gold vein in the Witwatersrand of the Transvaal in 1886 influenced British attitudes toward the Boer Republics; the British use of consentration camps and the the "Post System" against the Boers. Throughout the program we see how the British policy and attitude toward the Boers swings one way, then back again; and how the British annexation of Natal Colony forces the Boers to settle the Transvaal and become overwhelming wealthy from the gold discoveries. Dr. David G. Chandler, Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (Britain's West Point) provides enlightening commentary. Don't shortchange yourself...this is one film you will want to add to your DVD collection ! ! !
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A Broad Overview 5 Dec 2012
By Roy M. Raffield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This gives a historically accurate of events in Africa, and it adds fact to many of the offerings by Hollywood, which are intended to entertain.

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Perhaps not the Best 30 July 2007
By L. C. Dalton - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fleeting history of the Boer War. Not very accurate and perhaps not the best available. A title in the "War File" Series entitled "The Boer War: A Bitter and Bloody Clash of Arms" is perhaps a better buy.
This is a one sided view of the Boer War - it would have been more pertinent having both views presented.
The scramble for Africa content is not accurate, unfortunately.
As there is scant Visual Material on the Boer war - this will at least be somewhat informative.
great 14 Sep 2013
By LGB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My husband just retired and I bought for him and created for him a fine collection of historical DVD's. So far he is as pleased as punch thanks partly to the DVDs.
Three Stars 11 Oct 2014
By TDL Jr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Not as much historical information from both sides as I had expected.
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