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Brothers in Arms by Chris Schoeman

Brothers in Arms by Chris Schoeman

Brothers in Arms tells the story of Dutch expatriates who joined the Boers and fought alongside them in the war. Schoeman starts out by providing a general historical background to the links between the Dutch and the Boers before the war.

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About Brothers in Arms:

Dutch expatriates joined the Boers, their reasons ranging from loyalty to their common ancestry to strong anti-British sentiments and a search for adventure.

Some of the prominent figures in the book are Cornelius van Gogh, brother of the painter Vincent van Gogh; the Dutch artist Frans Oerder, who became the Transvaal’s first official war artist; Jochem van Bruggen, four-times winner of the coveted Hertzog Prize for Afrikaans literature; and Rev. Herman van Broekhuizen, who played rugby for South Africa in 1896 and later served as South African ambassador in The Hague.

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