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What the Boers looked like

Dan Jacobson, 3 October 1985

To the Bitter End: A Photographic History of the Boer War 1899-1902 
by Emanoel Lee.
Viking, 226 pp., £12.95, September 1985, 0 670 80143 7
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... Now that Dr Lee has produced a pictorial history of the Anglo-Boer War, one wonders why no one had thought of doing so before. This, of course, is how we are always inclined to greet an unusually good idea. The text accompanying the photographs informs us that the war coincided almost precisely with the birth of photography as a popular hobby ...

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