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"But I felt that the story of this struggle, in which a small people fought for liberty and right, is rightly said, throughout the civilized world, to be unknown, and that it was my duty to record my personal experiences in this war, for the present and for the future generations, not only for the Afrikander people, but for the whole world."

De Wet, Christian Rudolf. - Three years' war. - New York: Scribner's Sons, 1902. - Preface, p. vii

The Boer War diary of Sol. T. Plaatje: an African at Mafeking. - Edited by John L. Comaroff. - Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1973. - 165 p.

Deavy, Betty. - Great Britain Official publications: collection guide = Les publications officielles de la Grande-Bretagne. - Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1996. - 82 p.

Delius, Peter. - Who fought the South African War? [online]. - Pretoria, South Africa: Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, 1999. - [Cited August 28, 2000]. - Access:

*De Wet, Christiaan Rudolf. - Three years' war. - Frontispiece by John S. Sargent. - New York: Scribner's Sons, 1902. - 448 p. - Translation of: De strijd tusschen Boer en Brit. - Also published in French under the title: Trois ans de guerre.

Hobhouse Balme, Jennifer. - To love one's enemies: the work and life of Emily Hobhouse compiled from letters and writings, newspaper cuttings and official documents. - Cobble Hill, British Columbia: Hobhouse Trust, 1994. - 684 p.

  • English reformer who worked to assist Boer families in concentration camps in South Africa.

Kruger, Rayne. - Good-bye Dolly Gray: the story of the Boer War. - London: Cassell, 1959. - 539 p.

The Mafeking mail. - No. 1 (November 1, 1899) - No. 152 (May 31, 1900). - Makefing, South Africa: Townshend & Son, 1899-1900

  • "Issued daily shells permitting."

  • No. 2-151 has title: Mafeking mail: special siege slip No. 7-33 has title: Mafeking mail: special siege edition

Nasson, Bill. - Abraham Esau's war: a Black South African War in the Cape, 1899-1902. - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. - 245 p. - (African studies series ; 68)

Pakenham, Thomas. - The Boer War. - New York: Random House, 1979. - 718 p.

Plaatje, Solomon Tshekisho. - The Boer War diary of Sol. T. Plaatje: an African at Mafeking. - Edited by John. L. Comaroff. - Johannesburg: Macmillan, [1973]. - 165 p.

Reitz, Deneys. - Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War. - London: Faber & Faber [1929]. - 331 p.

Smith, M. van Wyk. - Drummer Hodge: the poetry of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). - Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. - 354 p.

The Times history of the war in South Africa: 1899-1902. - Edited by L.S. Amery. - London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Ltd, 1900 -1909. - 7 vol.

  • Vol. VII: Index and appendices.

Warwick, Peter. - Black people and the South African War: 1899-1902. - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. - 226 p.

  • Chapter 1: "Myth of a white man's war". - p. 6-27

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