Ð Louis Botha's War: The Campaign in South West Africa, 1914-1915 ì Download by Ü Adam Cruise
Ð Louis Botha's War: The Campaign in South West Africa, 1914-1915 ì Download by Ü Adam Cruise Forgotten but successful campaign by a forgotten and yet very successful soldier and leader.
A part of Southern African history that will never be told in school history books what a shame Louis Botha Was Prime Minister Of The Union Of South Africa When Britain Declared War On Germany In As South Africa Was A Dominion Of The British Empire, Botha Was Asked To Lead His Country On A Campaign Against The Germans Across The Border In South West Africa In Light Of The Relatively Recent Anglo Boer War, Many Afrikaners Balked At The Request, But The Prime Minister Was Committed Politically To Unifying Boer And Brit And Came Down Heavily In Favor Of Taking Up Arms Against Germany So Began A War On Two Fronts While Union Defence Force Troops Gathered On The Border And Prepared To Launch An Offensive, A Handful Of Botha S Former Comrades Incited An Afrikaner Rebellion Intent On Keeping South Africa Out Of The War, Or Worse, Siding With Germany Louis Botha S War Is The Story Of How A Former Boer War Fighting General Turned Politician Crushed A Rebellion, Rallied His Country S First United Army To Fight In Harsh Conditions And Defeated The Enemy In The Great War S First Successful Allied Campaign Botha S Actions And These Events Would Determine The Fate Of South West Africa, And Its Relationship With Its Southern Neighbor, For The Next Eighty Years Forgotten but successful campaign by a forgotten and yet very successful soldier and leader.
Excellent condition excellent book Well written fascinating account of the lead uo to my grandfather s death in battle So glad to discover this book as it s helped me plan a trip to remote sites.
Very well written and documented I truly enjoyed it.
Book is well written and covers an niche episode of the first world war 3 stars because some pages are printed upside down
A succinct summary of one the forgotten campaigns of the First World War along with its forgotten characters and commanders I found it an enjoyable read The writer has struck a good balance between historical detail and entertaining reading, thus appealing to military history enthusiasts as well as general readers He has visited many flowers of source material that is not easily available without visiting research libraries in South Africa but made his own honey from these and has presented an interesting and often entertaining precis of the German Southwest African campaign and it s Commander in Chief As a relative of men who served in the campaign I have really appreciated this book shedding light on the conditions, circumstances and characters involved in it It s matter of fact style, without any overt political bias, remi Book is well written and covers an niche episode of the first world war 3 stars because some pages are printed upside down