The Great Boer War

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The Great Boer War
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Second Boer War
Published London
Publisher Smith, Elder & Co
Publication date
1900
Title page from The Great Boer War

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 & 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:[1]

The book was completed in September 1900, at a time when the British believed that the war was over.However, the war continued until 1902.

Contents[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conan Doyle, Arthur (1900). The Great Boer War. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 476. 

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