n Journal for Contemporary History - The British view of a war in South Africa (1899)
|Article Title||The British view of a war in South Africa (1899)|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||153 - 167|
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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