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Remembering the South African War: Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Peter Donaldson


Fostered by an increasingly literate public and burgeoning populist press, the South African War, in which over 22,000 soldiers of the British Empire died, catalysed a transition in British commemorative practice and foreshadowed the rituals of remembrance that engulfed Britain in the aftermath of the First World War. Remembering the South African War provides the first comprehensive look at how the British remembered the conflict with the Boers. The work situates memorialisation within larger Edwardian Britain, examining everything from the committees who managed memorials to the financing th ... More

Keywords: remembrance, memorialisation, Boers, South Africa, commemoration, Edwardian Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319686
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Donaldson, author
University of Kent