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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is a book written by Winston Churchill. The book was first published in 1900, and dedicated to the staff of the Natal Government railway.

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London to Ladysmith Via . .has been added to your Cart. But it is also notable for Churchill's repeated acknowledgments of the determination, fighting skill, and generally correct conduct of Great Britain's adversaries in that small but costly colonial war of more than 100 years ago. The dispatches, written from the field and under time pressure, do not display the Ciceronian formality of Churchill's later books, but are direct, clear, and interesting. Readers who enjoy this short work might wish to move on to Thomas Pakenham's history of the conflict, "The Boer War" (1991).

Start by marking London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria as Want to Read . Churchill's stubborn resistance of the Nazi juggernaut in WWII May have been in part inspired by Sir George White's defense of Ladysmith 40 years earlier.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965) was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. A noted statesman and orator, he was also an offi. cer in the British Army, a historian, a Nobel Prize-winning writer, and an artist. During his army career, Churchill saw combat in India, in the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns.

The true-life adventure story of his successful escapade : churchill’s london to ladysmith via pretoria, 1900. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, 1900. Octavo, modern full dark green morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Winston spencer churchill. Winston s. churchill. Longmans, green, and co. 39 paternoster row, london new york and bombay 1900. This collection of letters is inscribed to. The staff of the natal government railway. I. STEAMING SOUTH . Dunottar Castle,' October 26 and October 29, 1899.

Winston spencer churchill INTRODUCTORY NOTE The Natal Field Force is now concentrated at Ladysmith, and confronts i. The Natal Field Force is now concentrated at Ladysmith, and confronts in daily opposition the bulk of the Boer Army.

This small book is mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith. The correspondence of which it is mainly composed appeared in the columns of the Morning Post newspaper, and I propose, if I am not interrupted by the accidents of war, to continue the series of letters. The stir and tumult of a camp do not favour calm or sustained thought, and whatever is written herein must be regarded simply as the immediate effect produced by men powerfully moved, and scenes swiftly changing upon what I hope is a truth-seeking mind.

London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria epub download

ISBN13: 978-1557423825

ISBN: 1557423822

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Language: English

Publisher: Wildside Press (September 28, 2005)

Pages: 214 pages

ePUB size: 1982 kb

FB2 size: 1165 kb

Rating: 4.5

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ZEr0
This well-written set of dispatches from young British cavalry officer Winston Churchill is notable for its accounts of an armored train's encounter with Dutch-descended "Boer" fighters in South Africa and Churchill's escape from an officer's prison camp. But it is also notable for Churchill's repeated acknowledgments of the determination, fighting skill, and generally correct conduct of Great Britain's adversaries in that small but costly colonial war of more than 100 years ago. The dispatches, written from the field and under time pressure, do not display the Ciceronian formality of Churchill's later books, but are direct, clear, and interesting. Readers who enjoy this short work might wish to move on to Thomas Pakenham's history of the conflict, "The Boer War" (1991). It gives background that Churchill's readers already knew, and covers later developments beyond the scope of Churchill's account.
ZEr0
This well-written set of dispatches from young British cavalry officer Winston Churchill is notable for its accounts of an armored train's encounter with Dutch-descended "Boer" fighters in South Africa and Churchill's escape from an officer's prison camp. But it is also notable for Churchill's repeated acknowledgments of the determination, fighting skill, and generally correct conduct of Great Britain's adversaries in that small but costly colonial war of more than 100 years ago. The dispatches, written from the field and under time pressure, do not display the Ciceronian formality of Churchill's later books, but are direct, clear, and interesting. Readers who enjoy this short work might wish to move on to Thomas Pakenham's history of the conflict, "The Boer War" (1991). It gives background that Churchill's readers already knew, and covers later developments beyond the scope of Churchill's account.
Thabel
This is another excellent book from the pen of Winston Spencer Churchill written about his exploits in the Second Boer War in south Africa. Although he was there as a newspaper correspondent, he was addicted and attracted to the whiff of gunpowder and often took an active role in military operations.
Thabel
This is another excellent book from the pen of Winston Spencer Churchill written about his exploits in the Second Boer War in south Africa. Although he was there as a newspaper correspondent, he was addicted and attracted to the whiff of gunpowder and often took an active role in military operations.
Error parents
Anything by Churchill is well worth reading. He's a masterful story teller and this first hand account of his experience in the Boar War is very interesting but not as good as "The River War".
Error parents
Anything by Churchill is well worth reading. He's a masterful story teller and this first hand account of his experience in the Boar War is very interesting but not as good as "The River War".
Minha
Churchill would later describe the defense of Britain against Hitler's Luftwaffe in 1940-41 as the "finest hour" in the long history of the Empire. Clearly, the Boer War was not. Yet, in this account of the relief of Ladysmith, young correspondent/cavalry officer Winston S. Churchill has shown by virtue of his personal view and participation in the South African war that it was not their worst hour. Churchill's stubborn resistance of the Nazi juggernaut in WWII May have been in part inspired by Sir George White's defense of Ladysmith 40 years earlier.
Minha
Churchill would later describe the defense of Britain against Hitler's Luftwaffe in 1940-41 as the "finest hour" in the long history of the Empire. Clearly, the Boer War was not. Yet, in this account of the relief of Ladysmith, young correspondent/cavalry officer Winston S. Churchill has shown by virtue of his personal view and participation in the South African war that it was not their worst hour. Churchill's stubborn resistance of the Nazi juggernaut in WWII May have been in part inspired by Sir George White's defense of Ladysmith 40 years earlier.
showtime
As one who knows South Africa and its history well, and as an admirerer of Chruchill and his rhetoric, I am enjoying this book - his reports of the Anglo-Boer War as a young correspondent, but it doesn't measure up to his superior, later writing. if it were by another author I'd probably give it four stars, but I hold churchill to a stricter rating system. So, yes, I recommend it with that proviso.
showtime
As one who knows South Africa and its history well, and as an admirerer of Chruchill and his rhetoric, I am enjoying this book - his reports of the Anglo-Boer War as a young correspondent, but it doesn't measure up to his superior, later writing. if it were by another author I'd probably give it four stars, but I hold churchill to a stricter rating system. So, yes, I recommend it with that proviso.
INvait
This is a very entertaining book, not particularly informative with regards to tactics and history but very enlightening as to the perspectives and details of the times, participants and events.
INvait
This is a very entertaining book, not particularly informative with regards to tactics and history but very enlightening as to the perspectives and details of the times, participants and events.
Mettiarrb
Typical Churchill writing. Clear, crisp and fluid. This gives you a viewpoint that is immediate and personal.
Mettiarrb
Typical Churchill writing. Clear, crisp and fluid. This gives you a viewpoint that is immediate and personal.
Tougher than a woodpeckers lips. Churchill's trek from the POW camp in Pretoria, S.
A. to the British lines is astounding.
Tougher than a woodpeckers lips. Churchill's trek from the POW camp in Pretoria, S.
A. to the British lines is astounding.