Winston Churchill. The Making of a Hero in the South African War

This is a most interesting account on how Winston Churchill managed to become regarded a hero in the South African War.
Bolsman, Eric
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Title: Winston Churchill
Subtitle: The Making of a Hero in the South African War
Author: Eric Bolsman
Publisher: Galago Publishing (Pty) Ltd
Alberton, South Africa 2008
ISBN 9781919854229 / ISBN 978-1-919854-22-9
Original softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 268 pages, numerous bw- and colour photos, maps, English text


Good. Minor traces of usage on cover.

About: Winston Churchill. The Making of a Hero in the South African War

This is the story of Winston Churchill’s bravery while with the British Army in South Africa as a war correspondent and as a Special Service officer. Shortly after the outbreak of the South African War in 1899, he was contracted as a war correspondent for the Morning Post. Much has been made of Churchill’s heroism. The exceptional courage he displayed when defending the derailed armoured train at Chieveley in Natal made his reputation. He had the need to stay in the limelight to fuel his political ambitions and the best way to achieve that was by captivating the readers of the Morning Post with his dispatches, writing convincingly about his own and other's front-line experiences. His stories of how he miraculously escaped the bullets and how he rode a bicycle through enemy-held Johannesburg, ending with his triumphant returned to Pretoria where he helped to liberate his former fellow POWs from captivity, earned his newspaper a fortune.

Content: Winston Churchill. The Making of a Hero in the South African War

In-text illustrations, maps and photographs
A troubled childhood
A school dunce for Sandhurst
Platonic love and scandalous affairs
Adventures in Cuba
War clouds in the Transvaal
In pursuit of glory
With Kitchener in the Sudan
Defeat at Oldham
Problems with the Boers
Disaster at Chieveley
Churchill taken prisoner
In the hands of the Boers
Captivity at the State Model School
The escape
Great day at the State Model School
Hiding out in a coalmine
Churchill wanted - dead or alive
Among bales of wool to Delagoa Bay
Controversial issues
Back to the front
The Relief of Ladysmith
Rejoining the 4th Queens Own Hussars
By bicycle through Johannesburg
Marching to Pretoria
The escape of Haldane and Co
A final act of courage
Mystery of the eight watches
England's noblest hero