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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies – and the full extent of the human drama behind this war – to life through 100 iconic artefacts.
While a Mafeking siege note helps to illustrate the acute shortages caused by the siege, a spade used by a Scottish soldier at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop tell of the severity of some of the famous battles.
The book follows the course of the war but also highlights specific themes, such as British and Boer weaponry, medical services and POW camps, as well as major figures on both sides.
The text is interspersed with striking historical images from the museum’s photographic collection. More than 200 additional objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.
Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry
By: Arthur C Wright
Haig's Tower of Strength
By: John Powell
By: Philip Guest, Helen McPhail
Portrait of a Bomber Pilot
By: Christopher Jary
Foreword by: Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC OM DSO DFC
By: Ian F W Beckett, Dr John Pimlott
Suffragism and the Great War
By: Vivien Newman
By: David Cooke, Wayne Evans
The American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War
By: Maarten Otte
Women at War in the Classical World
By: Paul Chrystal