Louis Creswicke

South Africa and the Transvaal War

South Africa and the Transvaal War in eight volumes is a historical account of The Second Boer War fought between the British Empire and two independent Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. Initial Boer attacks were successful, and although British reinforcements later reversed these, the war continued for years with Boer guerrilla warfare, until harsh British counter-measures including a scorched earth policy brought the Boers to terms. The work is divided in eight volumes, first of which covering the period from the First Boer War to the beginning of the Second Boer War. Following six volumes deal with the Second Boer War and the last volume is dedicated to the future of South Africa after the war ended.
Table of Contents:
Vol. 1: From the Foundation of Cape Colony to the Boer Ultimatum of 9th Oct. 1899
Vol. 2: From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899
Vol. 3: From the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899, to Lord Roberts's Advance into the Free State, 12th Feb. 1900
Vol. 4: From Lord Roberts' Entry into the Free State to the Battle of Karree
Vol. 5: From the Disaster at Koorn Spruit to Lord Roberts's Entry into Pretoria
Vol. 6: From the Occupation of Pretoria to Mr. Kruger's Departure from South Africa, with a Summarized Account of the Guerilla War to March 1901
Vol. 7: The Guerilla War, from February 1901 to the Conclusion of Hostilities
Vol. 8: South Africa and Its Future
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