Anglo-Boer War

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Anglo-Boer or South African War 1899-1902

Take your pick – some prefer calling the war between Britain and the Boers of 1899-1902 the Anglo-Boer War whilst others prefer the South African War. Often it’s only referred to the Boer War, which is, of all the options, the least accurate as there were two Boer Wars, the first in 1880/1 which the Boers won. Irrespective of what you prefer to call it, the Second Boer War of 1899-1902 remains a topic of interest – both for historians and fiction writers. With TSL’s African and historical links, it’s no surprise that there are a few books dedicated to the topic in our collection.