Green cloth over boards with gilt titling to spine and gilt boer soldier on horseback on front cloth. DJ now in loose protective plastic overwrap. 264 pages with 200 colour and 250 black and white pictures covering the widest possible range of artists and media and give a fascinating picture of the War. In five parts: parts 1-4 provide a general and extensive overview of the main vehicles of Anglo-Boer War art – ranging from illustrated newspapers and magazines to postcards, postal covers, souvenir publications and works produced by prisoners of war. Part 5 comprises biographies of over 1100 Anglo-Boer War artists.
Everyone in South Africa suffered the consequences of the Anglo-Boer War. Soldiers on both sides suffered as many thousands died. Boer women and children suffered in a most gruesome manner, especially in the concentration camps.Blacks were caught up in the war ; tens of thousands took up arms against the Boers, while many remained loyal to the Boers and fought on their side. They were killed and imprisoned. Tens of thousands of blacks were incarcerated in concentration camps where many died. Boers, who were British subjects in the Cape Colony and Natal, took up arms against the British and many were subsequently tried and either shot or hanged as rebels. Large numbers of Boers joined the British as so-called ‘Joiners’ and were derided and ostracised by their own kin in the years following the war. Pages 1-28 index and text; pages 29 – 267 photographs with limited text; pages 269 – 271 epilogue and author biopics. DJ now in loose protective plastic overwrap.