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The War With Johnny Boer: Australians in the Boer War 1899-1902

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 324 pages
Author: M. Chamberlain & R. Droogleever
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781876439026
Other: b&w photos, maps, glossary, appendixes, bibliog, index
Publisher: Australian Military History Publications

'The War with Johnny Boer' brings together Australian eye-witness accounts of the Anglo-Boer War between October 1899 and May 1902.

Each contribution has a wonderful story to tell and fits effectively into descriptions of the various battles and actions of the war. There were no censorship of letters in those days, which means that this is no a sanitised account of the fighting. As the war unfolds, the honest nature of the writing gives a graphic coverage of the Australian actions.

Traditionally, writers have avoided the guerilla phase of the war from July 1900 to May 1902 and only superficial accounts have been published. The editors of 'Johnny Boer' have ensured that the guerilla actions have been given more detailed exposure.

As well as military enthusiasts, this book should appeal to history students, genealogists and medal collectors. Readers will find in this account of the Boer War an emerging Australia spirit that, a generation later became famous on the cliffs of Gallipoli.

A valuable index, comprehensive appendices, and cross-references of people, units and events makes this a valuable research tool.

Contents:
List of Maps
List of Sketches and Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface

Part 1: Life on Service - a Few Vignettes
Volunteering
The Problems of Enrolment
The Voyage to South Africa
Inoculations
Arrival in South Africa
Utilising Spare Time
Larrikinism
In a Rut
Nostalgic Moments
Joining the Provos
The Army Biscuit, Coffee and Jam
Impressions of the Boer as a Soldier
The Weather
A Critical Vie of the Boer Artillery
Observations of a Medical Man
Helping the Wounded
Nursing
Escape from Captivity
On Patrol: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Rest and Recuperation
Executions
The End of the Contract

Part 2: Life on Campaign
The Natal Theatre: The Siege of Ladysmith (2 November 1899-28 February 1900)
The Western Theatre: The Drive to Kimberley (November-December 1900)
The Natal Theatre: Buller's Setbacks (December 1899-February 1900)
The Natal Theatre: Relief at Last (February-March 1900)
The Western Theatre (January-February 1900)
The Central Front: Colesberg (January-February 1900)
The Western Theatre: The Drive Towards Bloemfontein (February-March 1900)
The Central Front: The North Eastern Cape (February-March 1900)
The Central Front: East of Colesberg (February-April 1900)
The Boer Offensive: Orange Free State (March-April 1900)
The March to Pretoria: In the Orange Free State (April-May 1900)
The North-Western Theatre (October 1899-May 1900)
The March o Pretoria: The Natal Campaign (May-July 1900)
The March to Pretoria: In the Transvaal (May to June 1900)
After Pretoria (June-July 1900)
The Guerilla War: Orange River Colony (June-August 1900)
Western Transvaal (July-September 1900)
Eastern Transvaal (August-October 1900)
Northern Transvaal (September 1900)
Orange River Colony (October 1900)
Western Transvaal (October 1900)
Orange River Colony (November 1900)
Eastern Transvaal (November 1900)
Western Transvaal (November-December 1900)
Eastern Cape (February-March 1901)
Western Cape (January-March 1901)
Western Transvaal (January-March 1901)
Blockhouses and Barbed Wire 
The Guerilla Campaign: Orange River Colony (February-April 1901)
Northern Transvaal (April 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (April-May 1901)
Cape Colony (April-May 1901)
Western Transvaal (May-June 1901)
Orange River Colony (June-July 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (June-July 1901)
North-East Cape Revisited (July-August 1901)
Western Transvaal (July-August 1901)
Northern Natal and Zululand (July-August 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (July-August 1901)
Orange River Colony (August-September 1901)
Western Transvaal (September 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (October-November 1901)
Eastern Cape Colony (October-November 1901)
Orange River Cology (November-December 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (December 1901)
Eastern Transvaal (January-February 1902)
Cape Colony (January-March 1902)
Orange River Colony (January-February 1902)
The Final Drives of 1902 (February-May 1902)
The End of the War
Peace Treaty of Vereeniging (31 May 1902)

Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Bibliography and Sources
Appendix C. Australian Units sent to South Africa
Index: Names
Index: Units
Index: General
Index: Locations 

 

 

 

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