Letters from Ladysmith

    Letters from Ladysmith

    Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War

    Edward M Spiers

    Frontline 2010

    Hardback 204pp

    9781848325944   Product Code: 10982

    The Siege of Ladysmith lasted 118 days, from November 1899 to February 1900, and had tremendous strategic and imperial significance. Military historian Edward Spiers presents, with commentary, 250 letters written by soldiers and civilians from the beleaguered town and originally published in British newspapers. They provide vivid accounts of the siege and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve Ladysmith, but also illustrate contemporary perceptions of the war and the British underestimation of the Boer army.

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