Letters from Kimberly: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War

TitleLetters from Kimberly: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSpiers, Edward M.
Number of Pages218
PublisherFrontline Books
City, CountryHavertown
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Full of new material, fresh insights and perceptive analysis.'' Ian Knight The defence of Kimberley - and the mission to relieve it - was one of the great dramatic sagas of the South African War. The actual relief, following a spectacular cavalry charge, represented the first decisive upturn in the fortunes of the British war effort, soon followed by a crushing defeat of the Boers at the battle of Paardeberg. Within Kimberley citizens suffered from dwindling food stocks and enemy shelling, but even more controversial were the tensions that erupted between the siege commander, Lieutenant-Colone.

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