My experiences of the Boer war
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%! OFEXPERIENCESMY WARTHE BOER i MY EXPERIENCES OF WARTHE BOER BY COUNT STERNBERG TR.\NSLATED FROM THE GERMAN WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LIEUT.-COLONEL G. F. R. HENDERSON LATE OFDIRECTOR STAFFINTELLIGENXE, HEADQUARTEK SOUTH AFRICA AND CO.LONGMANS, GREEN, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON39 NEW YORK AND BOMBAY 1901 All reservedrights 132 5515 LIBRARY 755979 INTRODUCTION The of criticism on the warquantity foreign in AfricaSouth leaves to be desired.nothing The be inferred from the factquaUty may one of the best ofthat known German mili- historians declares that khaki was nottary taken into wear until after defeats ;many that the attacked in solidEnglish infantry line that were the of; volleys only species fire and that the Boers never ;employed made use of the ! The critics havespade been misled the forprobably by gutter press, from no other source could the falsemany statements which form the basis of their criticism have been derived and have ; they no doubt been theirgreatly hampered by VI MY OF THEEXPERIENCES BOER WAR want of of modern war. It Isexperience at the same to find suchtime,disappointing, students soofdeep European campaigns abroad when anotherutterly they approach continent and aremen who have and ; been, so careless of fact andsoldiers,still,perhaps so of fair The offorgetful play.

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%!OFEXPERIENCESMY
WARTHE BOER
iMY EXPERIENCES OF
WARTHE BOER
BY
COUNT STERNBERG
TR.\NSLATED FROM THE GERMAN
WITH AN INTRODUCTION
BY
LIEUT.-COLONEL G. F. R. HENDERSON
LATE OFDIRECTOR STAFFINTELLIGENXE, HEADQUARTEK
SOUTH AFRICA
AND CO.LONGMANS, GREEN,
PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON39
NEW YORK AND BOMBAY
1901
All reservedrights132
5515
LIBRARY
755979INTRODUCTION
The of criticism on the warquantity foreign
in AfricaSouth leaves to be desired.nothing
The be inferred from the factquaUty may
one of the best ofthat known German mili-
historians declares that khaki was nottary
taken into wear until after defeats ;many
that the attacked in solidEnglish infantry
line that were the of; volleys only species
fire and that the Boers never
;employed
made use of the ! The critics havespade
been misled the forprobably by gutter press,
from no other source could the falsemany
statements which form the basis of their
criticism have been derived and have
; they
no doubt been theirgreatly hampered byVI MY OF THEEXPERIENCES BOER WAR
want of of modern war. It Isexperience
at the same to find suchtime,disappointing,
students soofdeep European campaigns
abroad when anotherutterly they approach
continent and aremen who have and
; been,
so careless of fact andsoldiers,still,perhaps
so of fair The offorgetful play. majority
the articles with the aredealing campaign
not remarkable for but dis-only inaccuracy,
an almost incredible of theplay disregard
features of the theatre of of thewar,peculiar
nature of the of the
fighting, disloyaltyamong
the Dutch and of theColonists, advantages
the Boers. be-Others,possessed by again,
a measure of pure spite, inspired,tray large
it would the consciousnessseem, by uneasy
the sea means morethat the command of
than the writers have hitherto been towilling
at thei and utter revelationadmit, by disgust
of the of the British Empire.unity
and do nothowever,Jealousy injustice,
concern us. It is much more to thegreatly
that con-to thepurpose sweepingrecognise