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Letters from Kimberley: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War, Edward M. Spiers : book review

Volume 59, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



This is another gem from Edward Spiers, Professor of Strategic Studies at the School of History, University of Leeds. A leading authority on the Victorian army, Spiers recently co edited that received the Saltire Prize for the best book on Scottish history in 2012 and the Templer Medal from the Society for Army Historical Research. A grant from the Scouloudi Foundation in association with the Institute of Historical Research made the publication of possible. It is the second book by Spiers on eyewitness accounts from the South African War or Anglo Boer War. The first, entitled , contained letters from the Natal front from the outbreak of the war on 11 October 1899 till the relief of Ladysmith on 28 February 1900 and after.

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