[[ books ]] Churchill’s South Africa: Travels during the Anglo-Boer WarAuthor Chris Schoeman – Publitags.co

Churchill S South Africa Travels During The Anglo War By Chris Schoeman Is A Wonderful, In Depth And In Detail Historical Account Of Winston Churchill S Involvement And Travel Throughout South Africa During The Anglo Boer War, From October The Book Contains Good Historic Photographs Chronicling His Travels And Also Major Events During The War He Gives Many First Hand Accounts Of His Experiences As A Young Man, A British Officer The Reader Will Gain A Great Deal Of Insight Into The British Position In Fighting Against The Boers, Who Were The Dutch Occupying South Africa It Was A Fight For Power Of The Area The Author Reveals How Churchill S Career Was Enhanced Ultimately By His Experiences In This Conflict And Set His Views About Military Actions When He Became British Prime Minister In Later Years During World War II

3 thoughts on “Churchill’s South Africa: Travels during the Anglo-Boer War

  1. says:

    This South African publication provides a very insightful survey of the many places where Winston Churchill served, hid while an escaping prisoner of war , and reported during the late 19th century war between the Boers of South Africa, and Great Britain He arrived almost unknown and departed as a hero his South African experience and two books based on it thrust him onto the political stage he sought and where he thrived for than 60 years.Several books cover this period in Churchill s life what is unique here are the then and now photos sepia for then and often in color for now that provide a vivid sense of the country over which the war raged for months and then years Period maps help keep locations straight Quotes from several of Churchill s own books bring the era into focus As the author makes clear, this is not a military history of the war, but rather a guide to the many specific places Churchill reached, as well as many of the people he met.The melding of events and photos from than a century ago with how the same places look today is fascinating.

  2. says:

    A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com South African historian Schoeman gives us the first serious book about Winston Churchill s adventures in region during the Anglo Boer war of 1899 1902 Noting that hitherto works that mentioned the subject essentially accepted the man s own writings, Schoeman reminds us that Churchill was not above embroidering on his story After briefly reviewing Churchill s early life and military career, Schoeman plunges into a fast paced, detailed account of Churchill s adventures He often adds little profiles of some of the people with whom Churchill crossed paths, and sets the man s experiences within the framework of the greater events that were unfolding at the time Schoeman s background is of immense value in helping throw new light on these events, for he brings in overlooked evidence culled from local archives as well as a rather detailed knowledge of the region and its geography While critical of Churchill s own account, Schoeman is by no means hostile to the man though he perhaps misses the occasional little Churchillian joke, such as calling a trickle a mighty river A rewarding read for those interested in Churchill or in the war in South Africa For the full review, see StrategyPage.Com

  3. says:

    Churchill s South Africa Travels during the Anglo War by Chris Schoeman is a wonderful, in depth and in detail historical account of Winston Churchill s involvement and travel throughout South Africa during the Anglo Boer War, from October 1899 The book contains good historic photographs chronicling his travels and also major events during the war He gives many first hand accounts of his experiences as a young man, a British officer The reader will gain a great deal of insight into the British position in fighting against the Boers, who were the Dutch occupying South Africa It was a fight for power of the area The author revealst how Churchill s career was enhanced ultimately by his experiences in this conflict and set his views about military actions when he became British Prime Minister in later years during World War II.