n Journal for Contemporary History - The British view of a war in South Africa (1899)

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



On the eve of the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), Great Britain was the world's only superpower. The British Empire possessed colonies right across the globe, and the Royal Navy was unchallenged on the world's oceans. The British Army had a permanent force strength of 249 466 (all ranks) - including 125 105 soldiers stationed in the United Kingdom, 73 157 in India, and 51 204 in the other colonies.

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