LETTERS FROM MAFEKING: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE LONGEST SIEGE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
288pp., 16 illus. 2019. Spiers, a leading authority on Victorian military history, provides fresh insights on the conduct of the siege and its relief. He draws new material from some 120 letters, diary extracts, interviews, and speeches by soldiers and civilians – all uncensored, unlike the press reporting from Mafeking.