The Great Boer War

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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:[1]

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 was to continue until 1902.


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

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"The Great Boer War" by Arthur Conan Doyle at Google Books