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My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War - Benjamin Johannis Viljoen; | Foyles Bookstore
Contact Us with the details. How it works. Cronje went to the U. A to participate in a show at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition also known as the Saint Louis World's Fair of , where all the famous battles of the War were re-enacted. The show was popularly known as the 'Boer War Circus' and was viewed by an estimated two million people. General Cronje's capitulation at Paardeberg was also included as one of the reenactments.
My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War - Viljoen, General Ben 1kg
At home in South Africa, however, he was derided in the press as 'The Circus General', as resentment still ran high due to his failure and bad judgement at Paardeberg, where four thousand Boer soldiers were captured, without a single shot being fired. Jameson during his infamous raid into the Transvaal. General Viljoen never returned to South Africa as he refused to become a subject of the British Empire.
In he was granted U.
He fought on the side of Madero at the battle of Ciudad Juarez. He does not appear to have had a high opinion of his leader, and remarks, possibly if we "had had less to do with arrogant and stupid old men, we should have reached Cape Town or Durban.
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The Boer General defends the blowing up of trains, which he considered quite as justifiable as the burning of houses, and was, he asserts, no doubt as distasteful to him as the latter was to Lord Kitchener. Helena on February 19th, and speaks with some dissatisfaction of his treatment on the island. Auction 78 begins on 10 Oct GMT.