In August of 1896, Britain became embroiled in one of the most brutal, vicious and costly of its colonial wars. In this new 600-page study, author A. F. Day sheds new light on this bitter struggle, explaining the convoluted politics that led to the fighting and then covering each campaign in minute detail. Accompanied by 72 battle maps, 20 colour plates depicting the armies and equipment of both sides, and a CD containing actual battle sounds recorded during the conflict, this is the definitive study of a grinding war of attrition whose deep scars remain rooted in the British consciousness.

Available April 2012.