The Great Boer War, The War in South Africa by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Great Boer War is a non-fiction work on the Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1900 by Smith, Elder and Co. By the end of the war in 1902 the book had been published in 16 editions, constantly revised by Doyle. The Introduction describes the book as:

"A very thorough account, including tables at the end of those killed or wounded up until the 8th September when he left South Africa. This account is compiled with as much accuracy as was attainable at this date, and with as much detail as a single volume will permit. In frequent conversations with Boers, Conan Doyle has endeavoured to get their views upon both political and military questions. Often the only documents he had to consult were the convalescent officers and men under his care, therefore some errors may have crept in. The closing scenes of the Boer War have necessarily been treated with less detail than the earlier.”

The book was completed in September 1900, at a time when the British believed that the war was over: in fact the penultimate chapter is titled "The end of the war". However, the war continued until 1902.

"The War in South Africa" represents the essays of Arthur Conan Doyle, which tells how strong the impression of this war on his contemporaries. The Boers fought with the British regular army, use modern weapons, which allowed them to win some significant victories. Rifles and machine guns against the Napoleonic tactics of European armies, and after the British victory, two years of guerrilla warfare. More than twenty thousand British soldiers never returned home. On this and many other writes Arthur Conan Doyle.

Table of Contents:
THE GREAT BOER WAR
    PREFACE TO THE FINAL EDITION
    CHAPTER 1. THE BOER NATIONS
    CHAPTER 2. THE CAUSE OF QUARREL
    CHAPTER 3. THE NEGOTIATIONS
    CHAPTER 4. THE EVE OF WAR
    CHAPTER 5. TALANA HILL
    CHAPTER 6. ELANDSLAAGTE AND RIETFONTEIN
    CHAPTER 7. THE BATTLE OF LADYSMITH
    CHAPTER 8. LORD METHUEN'S ADVANCE
    CHAPTER 9. BATTLE OF MAGERSFONTEIN
    CHAPTER 10. THE BATTLE OF STORMBERG
    CHAPTER 11. BATTLE OF COLENSO
    CHAPTER 12. THE DARK HOUR
    CHAPTER 13. THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH
    CHAPTER 14. THE COLESBERG OPERATIONS
    CHAPTER 15. SPION KOP
    CHAPTER 16. VAALKRANZ
    CHAPTER 17. BULLER'S FINAL ADVANCE
    CHAPTER 18. THE SIEGE AND RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY
    CHAPTER 19. PAARDEBERG
    CHAPTER 20. ROBERTS'S ADVANCE ON BLOEMFONTEIN
    CHAPTER 21. STRATEGIC EFFECTS OF LORD ROBERTS'S MARCH
    CHAPTER 22. THE HALT AT BLOEMFONTEIN
    CHAPTER 23. THE CLEARING OF THE SOUTH-EAST
    CHAPTER 24. THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING
    CHAPTER 25. THE MARCH ON PRETORIA.
    CHAPTER 26. DIAMOND HILL—RUNDLE'S OPERATIONS
    CHAPTER 27. THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION
    CHAPTER 28. THE HALT AT PRETORIA
    CHAPTER 29. THE ADVANCE TO KOMATIPOORT
    CHAPTER 30. THE CAMPAIGN OF DE WET
    CHAPTER 31. THE GUERILLA WARFARE IN THE TRANSVAAL: NOOITGEDACHT
    CHAPTER 32. THE SECOND INVASION OF CAPE COLONY
    CHAPTER 33. THE NORTHERN OPERATIONS FROM JANUARY TO APRIL, 1901
    CHAPTER 34. THE WINTER CAMPAIGN (APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1901)
    CHAPTER 35. THE GUERILLA OPERATIONS IN CAPE COLONY
    CHAPTER 36. THE SPRING CAMPAIGN (SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER, 1901)
    CHAPTER 37. THE CAMPAIGN OF JANUARY TO APRIL, 1902
    CHAPTER 38. DE LA REY'S CAMPAIGN OF 1902
    CHAPTER 39. THE END

THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA: ITS CAUSE AND CONDUCT
    I. THE BOER PEOPLE
    II. THE CAUSE OF QUARREL
    III. THE NEGOTIATIONS
    IV. SOME POINTS EXAMINED
    V. THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR PEACE
    VI. THE FARM-BURNING
    VII. THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS
    VIII. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN SOUTH AFRICA
    IX. FURTHER CHARGES AGAINST BRITISH TROOPS
    X. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE QUESTION
    XI. CONCLUSIONS

 

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