Springboks on the Somme : South Africa in the Great War, 1914-1918 – Bill Nasson

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The Great War of 1914-18 was a conflict which engulfed the whole world, directly or indirectly. An imperialist world war tugged the new Union of South Africa and its people into a series of separate but connected conflicts – from the domestic Afrikaner Rebellion on the highveld, through the sands of German South West Africa, the steamy bush of German East Africa, and on to the mud and blood of France and Flanders. This book is the first general study of the complex ways in which South Africans experienced the impact of the First World War, and responded to its demands, burdens and opportunities. Told with his customary narrative energy and style, Bill Nasson’s new history is a lively account not only of how South Africa fought the war, but also of the miscalculations and illusions that surrounded its involvement, and of how South African society came to imagine and remember that great and terrible conflict.

Trade paperback. Internally spotless, pages fresh and white. Laminated pictorial wrappers; very good ++ no creasing of spine, and free from ink inscriptions. pp. ix + (i) + 257, incl index; plates. Very good ++ condition

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SKU: 9780143025351 Category: Title: Springboks on the Somme : South Africa in the Great War, 1914-1918
Author: Bill Nasson
Publisher: Penguin Books (Sa) (Pty) Ltd
Year: 2007
ISBN10: 014302535X
ISBN13: 9780143025351
Condition: Fine
Format: Trade Paperback
Inventory No: 1589

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The Great War of 1914-18 was a conflict which engulfed the whole world, directly or indirectly. An imperialist world war tugged the new Union of South Africa and its people into a series of separate but connected conflicts – from the domestic Afrikaner Rebellion on the highveld, through the sands of German South West Africa, the steamy bush of German East Africa, and on to the mud and blood of France and Flanders. This book is the first general study of the complex ways in which South Africans experienced the impact of the First World War, and responded to its demands, burdens and opportunities. Told with his customary narrative energy and style, Bill Nasson’s new history is a lively account not only of how South Africa fought the war, but also of the miscalculations and illusions that surrounded its involvement, and of how South African society came to imagine and remember that great and terrible conflict.

Trade paperback. Internally spotless, pages fresh and white. Laminated pictorial wrappers; very good ++ no creasing of spine, and free from ink inscriptions. pp. ix + (i) + 257, incl index; plates. Very good ++ condition

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 15.2 × 2.2 cm

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