Remembering the South African War
Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present
Dr Peter Donaldson is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Kent.
Introduction 1: Civic War Memorials: Public Pride and Private Grief 2: Pro Patria Mori: Remembering the Regiment 3: Vitai Lampada: Remembering the War in Schools 4: Alternative Affiliations: Remembering the War in Families, Workplaces and Places of Worship 5: Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War 6: Filming the War: Television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer War Conclusion Bibliography Index
Remembering the South African War is felicitously written, and it is a model of scholarly clarity.
Harold E Raugh Jr Soldiers of the Queen
In Remembering the South African War Peter Donaldson does the important work of tracing the development of commemoration projects after the 1899–1902 war... this study is as much about process as it is about changing social contexts.
Nicole Mares Journal of Modern History
Donaldson’s book is also a significant intervention because it shows that many of the tropes and styles of memorialization that emerged after the Great War were foreshadowed in commemorations of the South African War. Although self-contained and at times inward-looking this nicely realized, albeit modest, study is expansively suggestive.
Twentieth Century British History
Peter Donaldson has provided a pathbreaking survey. The author should be commended not only for the breadth of his empirical research but also for his willingness to avoid arcane deconstruction techniques in favor of getting to the heart of the practical production and reception of memory.
Journal of British Studies, Volume 53 / Issue 02
An impressive work written with exemplary clarity and based on exhaustive research from an established and highly reputable historical scholar. A splendid read.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: August 8, 2013