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Published by Cassell and Company, ltd. in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English



  • Africa.


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Africa

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Edition Notes

Statementby W. Whittall; with two portraits and two maps.
LC ClassificationsDT779.5 .W5
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. l., 3-279, [1] p. incl. maps.
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6600708M
LC Control Number17021933

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  ds: Apprenticeship Of Botha And Smuts ds: Union Versus The Two Stream Policy ds: Botha And Smuts In The Great War ds: Smuts And The War In Africa : Botha, Smuts And South Africa : Print - Paper : Book : NE-DLI-TR Jan Smuts, South African statesman, soldier, and prime minister (–24, –48), who sought to promote South Africa as a responsible member of the (British) Commonwealth. Jan Christian Smuts was born on a farm near Riebeeck West in the Cape Colony. His ancestors were mainly Dutch, with a small. Smuts was the clear favourite to take one of the top jobs, but Botha had other ideas. Of nine cabinet offices, Botha offered Smuts three key positions: Minister for the Interior, Minister for Mines, and Minister for Defence. This gave Smuts control of virtually every area of government; Botha and Smuts now ruled all of South Africa in tandem. Botha’s ally and successor Jan Smuts was a champion of human rights, advisor to world leaders and an architect of the United Nations. Smuts had a rich spiritual and intellectual life, characterised by extraordinary friendships, including one with former enemy Winston Churchill, which spanned the first half of the twentieth century.

BOTHA, SMUTS AND SOUTH AFRICA ability* until in it became merged in the more comprehensive South African party, which by that time included also many of British stock; and even such obstinate extremists as Deneys Reitz, son of an ex-President of the Orange Free State, who had at first refused to diplomatic. There have been other books on Louis Botha, notably, Franz Engelenburg’s General Louis Botha published in and Johannes Meintjes’s General Louis Botha, published in , however Steyn, an obvious admirer, almost brings Louis Botha back to life. The book is set against a background of immigration, new settlers, contestation for land and /5(4).   South Africa was regarded as having an independent status among the ‘Allied and Associated Powers’, within the framework of the League of Nations, whose covenant had been drafted by Smuts. Besides Marshal Foch of France, Botha and Smuts were the only delegates in Paris who had actually faced the enemy in the field [in German South-West Africa]. Botha Smuts and South Africa. London: Hodder and Stoughton. (comprehensive commentaries on Smuts and Botha, or as William's titled them in the last chapter of this book par nobile fratrum: ; d (). Generaal Louis Botha Op Die Natalse Front Cape Town: A.A. Balkema. Fiction. O'Brien, Antony ().

  With Botha and Smuts in Africa Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. South-west African campaignEast African campaign AddeddatePages: His book, a fascinating account of his service with No.1 Squadron in German South West Africa during , and again in German East Africa later in the war, was first published in It includes both historical and personal insights into the two campaigns run by General Botha and Smuts in South Western Africa and East Africa respectively. Louis Botha and Jan Christiaan Smuts were comrades-in-arms in the Boer War, and between them as leaders of Boer commandos, gave the British Empire an enormous headache. When the Great War came, however, both were reconciled to their former foes, and became ardent warriors against Germany and for the Empire they had once fought. This book relates the duo s successful campaign to conquer . Botha, Smuts and South Africa. [Basil Williams] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Louis Botha; Jan Christiaan Smuts; Louis Botha; Jan Christiaan Smuts: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Basil Williams. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: