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The Boer War of 1899 Is Perhaps A Textbook Example perhaps a textbook example dualities in war and Deneys Reitz s brilliantly vivid account Commando A Boer Journal of the Boer War embraces and examines these inherent polarities Despite being published in 1929 it still reads as fresh as i The narrative of ater to be
Reitz who as 17 year old fought against the British in the Anglo Boer War and 30 years ater commanded a British Regiment in France If you have ties to South Africa this book will be of interest to you as it is packed with history One day when I became an authority on the Boer War Enough to persuade teenagers at Rescuing Gus least This book will be the thing to thank Deneys Reitz takes you along in the saddle in this epic memoir of the Anglo Boer War from the starting days in 1899 to the bittereinders in 1902 He experienced aot of actions from Spioenkop the retreat from the Free State and Jan Smuts raid into the Cape Colony and met many high ranking off This is first hand account of the 2nd Boer War from the perspective a young Boer soldier The book is well written and the account shows the hardships of both conventional war and the guerrilla war that was fought thereafterConsidering that this book was never written in the authors first Class of 92: Out of Our League language it was a huge achievementThis is a great read if you are into historical accounts from a first hand perspective Absolutely fantastic One of the most capable and brave Boer commandants wrote this memoir Everybody who wouldike to about the Boer War should read this Also Thomas Packenham Boer War and memoirs of Jan Smuts I really enjoyed this first hand account of the Second Boer War unusually written from the Boer perspective Deneys Reitz was 17 at the outbreak of hostilities in 1899 and fought through the entire war before going into exile in Madagascar in 1902 rather than sign the declaration of surrender where he wrote this account of the war He writes with an immediacy and raciness that makes his book feel Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story like a series of jou. Deneys Reitz was 17 when the Anglo Boer War broke out in 1899 Reitz describes that he had no hatred of the British people but as a South African one had to fight for one's country Reitz hadearned to ride shoot and swim almost as soon as he could walk and the skills and endurance he had acuired during those years. Errain Reitz had guts is all I can say his youth smartness and determination often saving the day The Boers in general come out here as tough resilientColonel Reitz Who As
and certainly key shaping this wonderful nation called South Africa I couldnt help but think that so many of the descendants of these men Coetzee and Malan to name but two helped shape the How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead literature of this nation I enjoyed theatter part of the book maybe because there was of a clear goal reaching the sea and gathering back forces As a historic document I cannot because there was of a clear goal reaching the sea and gathering back forces As a historic document I cannot it is superb I enjoy memoir because it usually takes you away from dry recitations of facts and ets you experience history thru the the thoughts and remembrances of people who were there It gives history an added ayer Of Humanity And Reality I Ve Read humanity and reality I ve read a ittle about the Boer war A Henty book years ago perhaps and a book on Churchill s experiences Reitz pronounced rates was a older teen when the conflict started He grew up hunting and riding horses and his experience stood him and his companions in good stead against the British who they often outshot because of their superior marksmanship He tells of the early days of the conflict where armies faced off against each other in typical European style and then once the Boer s got the worst of that they moved to guerrilla tactics because of the significant numerical superiority the British had The author relates a number of battles where people around him were killed or injured including friends and fellow soldiers of ong experience He talks about their desperate movements around the country trying to stay one step ahead of the superior enemy troops and how they slipped around them and moved into the Cape Town part of the country behind enemy Moonrise lines and the success those forces had there Many incidents of courage and daring are related All in all an entertaining and educational book My copy is the Folio Society edition from 1982 Excellent condition and very well put together slip cased book. Battles of the war Commando is a straightforward narrative that describes an extraordinary adventure and brings us a vivid unforgettable picture of mobile guerrilla warfare especiallyater in the war as General Smuts and men Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi like Reitz fought on braving heat cold rainack of food clothing and boots tiring horses.Hard And Certainly Key
Read Commando: A Boer Journal of the Boer WarRnalistic dispatches In his teens and early twenties during the events he recounts and when he wrote about them his youthful enthusiasm for adventure and danger come through Paradoxically the other uality that he clearly demonstrates is typical Boer stoicism in the face of adversity and hardshipThe main events of the war are recounted from a first hand point of view as the Boers initially engage in conventional warfare and suffer a number of defeats before switching to conducting of a guerrilla style insurgency Reitz writes with a fairly ight tone and most of the ho Great first hand account of the Anglo Boer war from the perspective of an unusually astute young boer foot soldierDeneys Reitz not only saw a Alien Alpha lot of action in the war being involved in many of the most notable battles of which he gives a full personal account but he also met many of theeaders and most prominent dignitaries involved in the conflict Kruger de a Rey Smuts Churchill and others As such he is able to provide intimate details on
The Day To Day Lifeday to day ife the fighting men and short vignettes of the personalities that helped a young fledgling nation take a stand against the British Empire A amentable tale of things done ong ago and ill done War is a zero sum game especially when it is part of a colonialist scheme I cringed at the names mentioned in this book Smuts Botha so reminiscent of SA s recent horrific past somehow I could in this book Smuts Botha so reminiscent of SA s recent horrific past somehow I could get myself to go beyond their recent connotations Still one of my ancestors is mentioned here in the battefield so vicariously I m part of this madness I found this book certainly interesting historically the dynamics of the Anglo Boer war explained in detail from a participant observer The realisation that Boers could only hope to win some victories against the British via using guerilla tactics really changed the course of this conflict and gave the Boers at times the upper hand despite their markedly inferior numbers and euipment thanks to their knowledge of Were to be made full use of during the war He fought with different Boer Commandos where each Commando consisted mainly of farmers on horseback using their own horses and guns Commando describes the tumult through the eyes of a warrior in the saddle Reitz was fortunate to be present at nearly every one of the major.