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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects

Category: Military History
ISBN:   9781868427673
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale: September 2017
List price: R290
Format: Hardcover
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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects


War Museum of the Boer Republics


The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies, the full extent of the human drama behind this war – to life through 100 iconic artefacts.

While a Mafeking siege note helps to illustrate the acute shortages caused by the siege, a spade used by a Scottish soldier at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop tell of the severity of some of the famous battles.

The book follows the course of the war but also highlights specific themes, such as British and Boer weaponry, medical services, POW camps, as well as major role-players on both sides.

The text is interspersed with striking historical images from the museum’s photographic collection. A further 200 secondary objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.


War Museum of the Boer Republic in Bloemfontein is dedicated to the Anglo-Boer War or South African War, the biggest ever conflict on South African soil. The museum aims to provide an understanding of the background against which the war took place through its unique collection of artefacts, photos, weaponry and art.

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