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WWI and the People of South Africa free pdf The fledgling Union of South Africa might have been far removed from the theatre of war, but it too was drawn into one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century World War I. Renowned historian Bill Nasson investigates how the wars complex dynamics shaped the course of South African politics and society and how it impacted on the lives of both civilians and soldiers. He deals with all the major moments of the war (the invasion of German Southwest Africa, the Afrikaner Rebellion, Delville Wood, SS Mendi), but instead of a conventional military history, he presents a gripping narrative filled with anecdotes that paint a vivid picture of the time. Nassons history of the war differs from others in two important ways. Firstly, instead of treating it as a four-year episode, he sees it as a part of a longer period of disturbance and upheaval which started before 1914 and ended after 1918. Secondly, he views the conflict in global terms and compares the national experience in South Africa with what happened in other countries. This for example allows him to draw parallels between the 1914 Afrikaner rebellion and the Irish republican Easter rising of 1916.

About Bill Nasson

Bill Nasson is one of only two A-rated historians in South Africa. He is renowned locally and internationally as an expert on South African wars, and has written a number of highly regarded books. After more than two decades at the University of Cape Town, where he was head of the History department, he is currently senior professor of history at the University of Stellenbosch. His books include Abraham Esaus War (1991), The War for South Africa (2010) shortlisted for the Alan Paton Nonfiction Award, South Africa at War 1939-1945 (2012),as well as The War at Home: Women and Families in the Anglo-Boer War (2013), edited with Albert Grundlingh, shortlisted for the Recht Malan award.Nassons work has been published internationally, and he has held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge, the Australian National University, Yale University and the University of Illinois.

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Author : Bill Nasson
Publisher : Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 05 November 2014
ISBN : 062406719X
EAN : 9780624067191
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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