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Authoritative and gripping work on a forgotten war
on 1 September 2014
An extremely well researched book which is very well written. It explains the war from several very distinct angles (foreigners, blacks, Afrikaner and uitlander etc), which adds tremendously to the overall understanding of the impact of the war. It constantly surprised me e.g I never knew that many countries of the Commonwealth answered the call to fight on Britain's side. The descriptions of the main battles and sieges are authoritative. Well recommended.