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Rees-Mogg on ‘Question Time’

Straight talking Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, seems to have ruffled a few feathers by daring to challenge the myths of the Concentration Camps on the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-47247835/jacob-rees-mogg-comments-on-concentration-camps While Rees-Mogg calmly explains that one has to be cognizant of contemporary mortality rates in such discussions, fellow panelist ‘leftist economist’ / idiot, Grace Blakely, entertains all by

A Cloud of Falling Stars

By early 1902, the forces of De Wet and Botha were little more than fugitives, doing their best to avoid the relentless sweeps of Kitchener’s flying columns and no longer able to mount significant operations. Taking care to avoid anything that resembled a strategically valuable target, Smuts had embarked on a fairly pointless ‘invasion’ of

How to get a glowing review

A friend of mine made me aware of a book (or, rather, a couple of books) about the Boer War which I had not previously seen. Catchily titled, ‘Die Anglo-Boereoorloog, ‘n Chronologie & Die Kaarte’, this claimed not only to be a full chronology of the conflict, but also a collection of maps and diagrams

A hopeless cause?

  Afrikanderdom has awakened to a sense of earnestness which we have not observed since the heroic war of liberty in 1881. From the Limpopo, as far as Capetown, the second Majuba has given birth to a new inspiration and a new movement amongst our people in South Africa … The flaccid and cowardly Imperialism