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↠´ Read Ä Louis Botha’s War: The Campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914–1915 by Adam Cruise Ä 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 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, reminded somewhat me of the writings of Denys Reitz It is indeed sad that subsequent political regimes, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, have chosen to ignore or malign General Louis Botha An independent minded and resourceful South African, Botha also represents the politically moderate, common sense variety of South African that is is seldom portrayed by the media in lieu of crude stereotypes There is much to learn from Botha s character and statesmanship.
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, reminded somewhat me of the writings of Denys Reitz It is indeed sad that subsequent political regimes, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, have chosen to ignore or malign General Louis Botha An independent minded and resourceful South African, Botha also represents the politically moderate, common sense variety of South African that is is seldom portrayed by the media in lieu of crude stereotypes There is much to learn from Botha s character and statesmanship.
Book is well written and covers an niche episode of the first world war 3 stars because some pages are printed upside down Presents Readers With An Account Of The World War I Exploits Of A South African Boer War Veteran General As He Crushed A Rebellion Within His Own Country In Order To Align With The British And Attack The Germans In South West Africa He Covers The Effects Of Botha S Campaign, And Its Aftermath, Recreating Historical Events With Material From A Variety Of Archival And Other Historical Sources The Author Is A Journalist Based In South Africa ProtoViewA Mere Twelve Years After Fighting The British In The Anglo Boer War, Louis Botha Went To War Again This Time On Britains Side As Prime Minister Of The Union Of South Africa At The Outbreak Of The Great War, Botha Agreed To Lead His Country On A Campaign Against The Germans Across The Border In South West Africa But First He Would Have To Deal With A Revolt From Fellow Afrikaners Who Would Rather Take Up Arms Against Him Than Side With The Old Enemy Louis Bothas War Is The Story Of How A Former Boer War General Crushed A Rebellion And Rallied His Countrys First United Army To Fight A Better Equipped Enemy In Harsh Conditions It Is A Tale Of Thirsty Men And Horses Trekking Over Miles Of Barren Desert German Aviators Flying Above In Rickety Aeroplanes The Unusual Presence Of A Prime Ministers Wife On The Field Of Battle And A Fabled Gold Filled Safe At The Bottom Of A Lake Adam Cruise Recreates These Fascinating Events From Journals, Memoirs And Documents, And Describes How The Remote Battle Sites Look Today He Also Explores The Effects Of Bothas Campaign, Which Determined The Relationship Between South Africa And Its Northern Protectorate Until Well Into The Twentieth Century This Is An Absorbing Chronicle Of The Exploits Of A Remarkable Man Who Has Been Strangely Forgotten By History, But Whom Winston Churchill Described As The Greatest General He Had Ever Knownesents Readers With An Account Of The World War I Exploits Of A South African Boer War Veteran General As He Crushed A Rebellion Within His Own Country In Order To Align With The British And Attack The Germans In South West Africa He Covers The Effects Of Botha S Campaign, And Its Aftermath, Recreating Historical Events With Material From A Variety Of Archival And Other Historical Sources The Author Is A Journalist Based In South Africa ProtoViewA Mere Twelve Years After Fighting The British In The Anglo Boer War, Louis Botha Went To War Again This Time On Britains Side As Prime Minister Of The Union Of South Africa At The Outbreak Of The Great War, Botha Agreed To Lead His Country On A Campaign Against The Germans Across The Border In South West Africa But First He Would Have To Deal With A Revolt From Fellow Afrikaners Who Would Rather Take Up Arms Against Him Than Side With The Old Enemy Louis Bothas War Is The Story Of How A Former Boer War General Crushed A Rebellion And Rallied His Countrys First United Army To Fight A Better Equipped Enemy In Harsh Conditions It Is A Tale Of Thirsty Men And Horses Trekking Over Miles Of Barren Desert German Aviators Flying Above In Rickety Aeroplanes The Unusual Presence Of A Prime Ministers Wife On The Field Of Battle And A Fabled Gold Filled Safe At The Bottom Of A Lake Adam Cruise Recreates These Fascinating Events From Journals, Memoirs And Documents, And Describes How The Remote Battle Sites Look Today He Also Explores The Effects Of Bothas Campaign, Which Determined The Relationship Between South Africa And Its Northern Protectorate Until Well Into The Twentieth Century This Is An Absorbing Chronicle Of The Exploits Of A Remarkable Man Who Has Been Strangely Forgotten By History, But Whom Winston Churchill Described As The Greatest General He Had Ever Known