If you are looking for the often untold truth about the suffering of black people during the Anglo-Boer war, this book is essential reading, writes Wyndham Hartley THIS is a quite astonishing piece of work, not only for its considerable attention to detail and its remarkable collection of historic photographs but also for setting the historic record straight and correcting some popularly held misconceptions.The popular wisdom of the Anglo-Boer War was that it was largely a war between white English and white Afrikaner and that, if anything, black South Africans were only slightly involved and then more by accident than anything else.DetailsTITLE: The Black Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer WarAUTHOR: Stowell KesslerPUBLISHER: The War Museum of the Boer RepublicsAs exemplified by the Vroue Monument in Bloemfontein, the assumption was also that it was only the wives and children of Boer fighters who were rounded up and put in concentration camps after their homes, crops and livest...

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