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Canada's Soldiers in South Africa: Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902

Canada's Soldiers in South Africa: Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-725-1
Pages 144
Language English only
Price $9.95
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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 died there.

Canada's Soldiers in South Africa recounts fascinating stories about the experiences of young Canadians fighting in this little-known conflict.

Table of Contents:
  • Map of South Africa
  • Prologue
  • Canada Answers the Call
  • First Blood
  • Canada's Victory
  • Adventures on Horseback
  • The Queen's Cowboys
  • Leliefontein
  • First in the Field
  • A Desperate Last Battle
  • Epilogue Home at Last
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements/Photo Credits
  • Index
John Boileau's interest in Canadian history has been instrumental in his writing career which began after his retirement from the Canadian army in 1999. During his 37-year career in the forces he served in Canada, Germany, the United States, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. His articles can be found in The Beaver, Legion Magazine, Saltscapes, the Halifax Sunday Herald and the Saint John Telegraph-Journal. He and his wife, Miriam, live on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia.

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