Book: The Secret History of South Africa by H. R. Abercrombie

When I appeared on The Daily Shoah, I mentioned what Monica Stone of The South Africa Project had told me. She had a copy of this book and I managed to get a copy. Its a very serious book.

Here are the details of the book. If you get it and you read it, see if you can spot the place where he talks of the British planning to destroy the Boers first and then the Germans in 1894. Monica says she definitely saw it in the book. Here are the details:

The Secret History of South Africa – H. R. Abercrombie
The Secret History of South Africa: Sixty-five Years in the Transvaal by H. R. Abercrombie records the eventful period of the author’s life which includes the time of 1875-1910 where he not only lived but appreciated the movements of his times. His style is objective and he records many things all too forgotten; for example the the reality of the threat of a German Middle Africa, and its connection with the South African War of 1899-1902; the treatment accorded to soldiers in the hospitals of those days and its bearing on that given to the Concentration Camps; and the outstanding debt of the Union to Lord Milner for the creation of the civil service with its combined efficiency and high sense of public duty whatever government may be in office.

NB: Despite the above “official description” of the book, this guy is actually hostile to the Boers. You can see it in his descriptions. In my 2 part series on The Battle of Blood River, I focused on the section where he was talking about how the British “were trying to help the Boers” when they ANNEXED The Transvaal in 1880. I analysed it and explained why his arguments were utter rubbish. He tries hard to pretend he is not hostile to the Boer but when I looked at parts of it it was clear to me that he hated the Boers.

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