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The War In South Africa. Its Cause and Conduct
London, Smith Elder. 1902., 1902. First Edition. 8vo. Original publisher's paper wraps. A 156 page booklet, beautifully clean and unmarred by the passage of time over such a fragile object. Light toning to text block, otherwise clean and delightful. A charming survival of a scarce item. Conan Doyle certainly was familiar with the subject of the Boer War; In 1900 he traveled to South Africa to serve as a doctor in a medical unit treating British troops. After his return he researched and wrote 'The Great Boer War'. and in the 1902 publication 'The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct', Doyle responded to all of the charges leveled against the British; he declared that the 'concentration camps' were really refugee camps that the government of Great Britain was duty bound to create; housing was needed for the women and children displaced during the war- he admitted that mortality rates in the camps was high, but pointed out however, that this was due to disease rather than bad treatment; many British troops died similarly so Doyle reasoned that civilians in the camps were treated at least as well as Britain treated her troops. The book was a success; it was widely read and public opinion about Britain's Boer War softened. As a result of this contribution to his country's welfare Conan Doyle received a Knighthood from King Edward VII. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle.
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