Peter Dickens unpacks Pakenham

Like most of us, the first book I read on the Boer War was Thomas Pakenham’s ‘The Boer War’. And like most of us, I initially bought the bullshit version that Pakenham was selling. Thirty years, and a few hundred other books later, however, and I am now well aware of just what a hopelessly biased and misleading account Pakenham’s version was, so it was pleasing to see his nonsense ripped apart by the estimable Peter Dickens:

Un-Packing Pakenham

It’s a great article and well worth the read… and I do love how the plug for my book gets a ‘dare I say it’ caveat!

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