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Title With Roberts to Pretoria: A Tale of the South African War
Author(s) Henty, G. A
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1902
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Publisher Blackie & Son Limited
Library British Library
Reference 012809.L.47
Region Africa
Names George Alfred Henty, Lord Roberts (pp303, 308-311, 320, 326-327, 336, 348-349, 352, 368), Kruger (pp41, 69-73, 92, 186, 365), Baden-Powell (pp102, 338-340, 346), Cecil Rhodes (pp173-176, 207, 271-272), Winston Churchill (p233), Cronje, Lord Kitchener (pp317-319)
Places South Africa, Transvaal, Orange Free State (pp28, 41), Natal, Ladysmith, Kimberley (pp143, 160, 303), De Aar, Magersfontein (p198), Bloemfontein (p285), Paardenberg (p319), Mafeking (p336), Johannesburg (p350)
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, soldier, colonists, settlers, colonisation, contents (pvii), illustrations (pp52, 92, 110, 157, 173, 178, 202, 257, 283, 323, 346), map (p70), military, build up to war, Dutch and British rivalry (pp28-44, 46, 69-73), diplomacy (pp79-80, 187-188), colonial conflict, Boer War, Boers, education (pp11-12, 15), economic opportunity in the colonies (pp21, 26, 273), Jameson Raid (pp21, 79), perception of Boers' poor government and treatment of Europeans (pp21, 92, 186), Boer treatment of Uitlander population (pp83, 92), weapons (pp24-25, 149), alcohol (pp26-27), Dutch farm, farming (pp37-38, 44-45), transport (pp29-30, 83-84, 126), hunting, game laws (p39), exploitation of resources, diamond mines (p78), gold mines (pp252, 253), public school (p174), public school providing military training (pp81-82), appearance, disguise (pp87, 89-90, 96, 110), Baden-Powell's book of scouting (p102), kaffir scouts (pp98-107, 115, 143-161, 193, 243), military manoeuvres, health and disease, military casualties (pp124, 129, 139, 141-143, 217, 228, 332, 365), tactical errors (pp139, 143, 319), Boer treatment of prisoners and opinions on the British (pp181-183), Boer factions between Transvaal and Orange Free State (pp186-187), alcohol (p196), prison camp (p233), relief of Kimberley (p303)