With scholarly insight and reenactments, this History of Warfare documentary revisits the battlefields of the Boer War. Narrated by Brian Blessed, this film looks at the clash of the British and the Boers over the Transvaal province.
The Boer War pitted the might of Imperial Britain, then at the height of its power, against the Boers, the original Dutch settlers of the Cape of Good Hope, for control of the Transvaal province. The two wars fought between the British and the Boers and the Anglo-Zulu war, which preceded it, marked the consolidation of British imperial control over Southern Africa. This DVD features historical film footage, dramatized reconstructions and reenactments, and computer-generated graphics to tell the story of the last great colonial war of the nineteenth century.
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