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A Handbook of the Boer War

A HANDBOOK OF THE BOER WAR

With General Map of South Africa and 18 Sketch Maps and Plans

GALE AND POLDEN LIMITED

LONDON AND ALDERSHOT

1910

BUTLER & TANNER

THE SELWOOD PRINTING WORKS

FROME AND LONDON

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I PROLEGOMENA 1

I The Roundheads of South Africa 1

II Patriotism, Duty and Discipline 19

III War considered as a Branch of Sport 26

II THE NATAL WEDGE 36

III DEUS EX MACHINA NO. I 51

IV KIMBERLEY AND THE SIEGE OF RHODES 82

V A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS 96

VI MORE TUGELA TROUBLES 116

VII LADYSMITH AT BAY 138

VIII DEUS EX MACHINA NO. 2 156

IX ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS 193

X BADEN-POWELL AND THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING 212

XI BLOEMFONTEIN TO PRETORIA 229

XII THE NEW COLONY 247

XIII NEC CELER NEC AUDAX 262

XIV THE TAMING OF THE TRANSVAAL 273

XV THE RECURRENCES OF DE WET 294

XVI LORD KITCHENER AT WORK 311

XVII THE MECHANICAL PHASE 345

I Orange River Colony 345

II Eastern Transvaal 354

III Western Transvaal 357

IV Cape Colony 363

XVIII THE END 365

COMMANDERS OF DIVISIONS AND BRIGADES 368

INDEX OF PERSONS AND PLACES 369

SKETCH MAPS AND PLANS[1]

PAGE

Northern Natal 50


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