Anglo-Boer War: The War Memoirs of Commandant Ludwig Krause 1899-1900 by Taitz
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The War Memoirs of Commandant Ludwig Krause 1899-1900
Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series, No. 26. Cape Town, 1996.
Professor Jerold Taitz was a distinguished legal academic who published extensively in national and international journals, mainly in the field of medical jurisprudence. A passionate interest in South African history led him to Ludwig Krause's memoir and arealisation of its singular importance
In 1899 Ludwig Krause left his legal practice in the Transvaal to fight on behalf of the Boers. At first an ordinary burgher, later he became an officer, waging war in the Northern Transvaal. Educated partly at Cambridge, Krause's memoirs are remarkable for their clarity and descriptive power. Their value is enhanced by his outspoken and sometimes pungent opinions, not only of some of his British foes, but of some of Kruger's adherents.