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Outstanding Documentary on The Boer War.,
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This review is from: The Boer War: 1899-1902 [DVD] (DVD)
This documentary is 80 minutes long (just under 1 & 1/2 hours)...and combines all the things that I like about a documentary. 1. sober & objective narration 2. plenty of real imagery (in this case, plenty of photographs) 3. scholarly & informative (not fluffy content just "to entertain".
If pay attention to this documentary one should come away after 2 hours knowing quite a lot about the Boer War..however this is the kind to watch again and again..as it is full of information that one cant completely "Download" into their brain 1st time viewing.
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Initial post: 8 May 2013 09:08:21 BDT
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John Mepham says:
I think you are exaggerating this and there were no gas chambers, so they were not concentration camps in Nazi sesne.
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2013 11:15:56 BDT
The attitude of British government officials about the concentration camps in South Africa was indeed shocking and callous. Did you know about Emily Hobhouse, a British welfare campaigner? She worked very hard to bring to the attention of the British public the plight of the tens of thousands of Boer civilians interned in concentration camps. Emily visited some of the camps and was horrified by what she saw. She drew up a report of her findings which led to essential improvement in camp conditions and eventually saved thousands of lives.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 22:31:54 BDT
A Pryce says:
I agree with what your comments and I have my own feelings about why others leave out this information, although I am sure it is quite often due to ignorance of the facts. However, if you research a bit more, you will find the first 'concentration' camps were during the American/Spanish war. Also, everyone seems to forget the many Africans that were killed during the Boer war - no accurate figures are available.
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