From Boer War to Great War

2014-01-27 00:00

AN international military history conference will be held at the Talana Museum, Dundee, in October.

Titled “From the Boer War to the Great War”, the conference marks the 115th anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) and the centenary of World War 1 (1914-1918), also known as the Great War.

The conference, a joint presentation by the South African Military History Society and the Talana Museum, features over 20 local and international speakers on a variety of topics related to the two conflicts.

Among the speakers are Spencer Jones from the University of Wolverhampton, who will talk on the topic while his colleague Stephen Badsey will explore the careers of soldiers who fought in the Boer War and went on to become British generals in World War 1. Phylomena Badsey, also from Wolverhampton University, will look at the how the Anglo-Boer War served as a training ground for nurses in World War 1.

Other speakers include Donal McCracken, Philip Everitt, Ian Uys, Johan Wasserman and Steve Watt.

For more information, contact organisers Ken Gillings on 031 702 4828; 083 654 5880 or e-mail or Pam McFadden on 034 212 2654; 079 490 5933 or e-mail

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