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The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War
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It may come as a surprise that the creator of Sherlock Holmes wrote a history of the Boer War. The then 40-year-old novelist wanted to see the war first hand as a soldier, but the Victorian army balked at having popular author wielding a pen in its ranks. The army did accept him as a doctor and Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his work with a field hospital in Bloemfontein. Doyle's vivid description of the battles are probably thanks to the eye-witness accounts he got from his patients.

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  • Preface to the final edition
  • 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. 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 (December 1900 to April 1901.)
  • 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
  • Примечания