oa Alternation - The South African War and the Russian public

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The Boers and everything that is in any way connected with them now attract the interest of all sections of the public. In a beau monde sitting room, at newspaper publishers, and in a cabmen's inn you hear one and the same conversation, about the Boers and the Boer War, wrote an anonymous Russian author, calling himself Boerophile, in a pamphlet 'In Relief to the Boers!' published in St. Petersburg in 19002. Things reached such a pitch of Boer-mania that another Russian author sounded an almost plaintive note: 'Wherever you go these days, you hear the same story-the Boers, the Boers. and only the Boers'3.

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