Canada's Soldiers in South Africa: Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902
Written by John Boileau.
Published by Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2011.
|In 1899 a thousand Canadian
soldiers went to war in South Africa. They were fighting white farmers
who defied the mighty British empire by setting up their own, independent
state. This South African or Boer War of 1899-1902 marked the first time
Canadian troops went abroad to fight alongside Britain. Like other conflicts,
the Boer War was controversial in Canada. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's liberal
government, reluctantly responded to sentiment in much of English Canada and
eventually sent nearly 8,400 Canadians to serve in South Africa. More than 200
Canada's Soldiers in South Africa recounts fascinating stories about the experiences of young Canadians fighting in this little-known conflict.
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