Those Bloody Women-Three Heroines of the Boer War. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has been called the 'last gentleman's war', but that is non reason to ignore the emergence of three remarkable women: Lady Sarah Wilson, Hansie van Warmelo and Emily Hobhouse. Although all three were determined, fearless and strong-minded females, each represented a contrasting viewpoint of the conflict.
Lady Sarah Wilson, youngest daughter of the 7th Dule of Marlborough and aunt to the young Winstonn Churchill, was a conventional Brirish 'Jingo': happy to act as Baden-Powell's leading lady in the stirring imperial drama of the siege of Makeking. Hansie van Warmelo was a staunchly republican Boer, dedicated to the cause of Boer independence and no less convinced of the serf-lifestatus of Blacks within her country. Most admirable of all was Emily Hobhouse, the liberal, pro-Boer Englishwoman who bravely exposed the shocking neglect, mismanagement and appaling death roll in the British concentration camps...
Hardback with unclipped dustcover xi plus maps and 292 pages text with a further twenty one photographs. Corners slightly bumped. Very clean copy.
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