General Smuts

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Faber and Faber , London
Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-
Statementby Sarah Gertrude Millin.
LC ClassificationsDT779.8.S6 M5 1936
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL6336531M
LC Control Number36010218

Jan Smuts is a man I'd heard a little about and knew was an influential figure in South Africa's history. This excellent book by Richard Steyn is giving me a wonderfully clear picture (warts and all) of someone whose life is not as well-known as that of some other influential South African figures such as Botha and Nelson by: 3.

The World Cup may have raised South Africa's sporting profile, but for our money, her history is much more fascinating - hence the interest and timeliness of Tony Lentin's latest historical biography of General Smuts.

General Smuts was South Africa's Prime Minster at the time of the Second World War, fighting on Britain's side as a British Field Marshal.5/5(3). General Smuts Hardcover – by Sarah Gertrude Millin (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Sarah Gertrude Millin.

General Smuts: South Africa. (Makers of the General Smuts book World) Jan Smuts was one of the key figures behind the creation of the League of Nations; Wilson was inspired by his ideas, including the mandates scheme.

He pleaded for a magnanimous peace, warning /5. Jan Smuts comes across as a quite extraordinary man, the author accurately depicting him as the larger than life personality he undoubtedly was - yet with the sort of flaws common among those intellectually impatient with their by: 6.

In September Anton Lentin wrote Jan Smuts: A Man of Courage and Vision, a book which reasseses the life of one of South Africa’s great leaders. Professor Lentin’s other main interest is eighteenth-century Russia, on which he has published widely.

He is /5. Arthur Keppel-Jones predicted it with eerie prescience in his book, When Smuts Goes (a work of futuristic history or what is known in publishing today as alternative history). On 17 August General Jan Smuts presented his recommendations to the War Cabinet for the creation of an Air Ministry to control and administer all matters in connection with air warfare of every kind and that the new ministry should proceed to work out the arrangements for the amalgamation of the two (Air) services (RFC and RNAS) and for.

General Smuts by A. General Smuts book,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Smuts also wrote an unpublished book on American poet Walt Whitman, called Walt Whitman: a study in the evolution of General Smuts book. InSmuts became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice under Hertzog.

Their coalition led to the formation of the United Party in In a book published inLudwig Deppe, a doctor of medicine who campaigned with Lettow-Vorbeck and who had formerly headed the hospital at Tanga, lamented the tragedy that German forces had imposed on East Africa in their war with the Allies: "Behind us we leave destroyed fields, ransacked magazines and, for the immediate future, ds held: 2nd Sea Battalion, Schutztruppe of.

Book by Jan Smuts, p. 23 Copy quote What was everybody's business in the end proved to be nobody's business. Each one looked to the other to take the lead, and the aggressorsgot away with it. A gifted guerilla commander against the British in the Boer War; by Smuts was happy to stand with the British as head of a large army fighting to conquer German East Africa (today’s Tanzania).

Sadly the campaign was not one of his finest hours. Both the text of this book. Early life. Louis Botha was born in Greytown, Natal, South Africa one of 13 children born to Louis Botha Senior (26 March – 5 July ) and Salomina Adriana van Rooyen (31 March – 9 January ).

He briefly attended the school at Hermannsburg before his family relocated to the Orange Free name Louis runs throughout the family, with every generation since General Louis Nationality: Afrikaner. Before he left England he wrote a book about Whitman but failed to find a publisher.

Returning to Cape Town inSmuts was at once drawn into politics. At first he supported Cecil Rhodes, prime minister of.

Winston Churchill had met Jan Christiaan Smuts when he returned from the Boer War in Elected to Parliament at the end of that year, he never again visited South Africa. Yet that country was to play an important part in his life for the next fifty years. Churchill had a powerful personality.

It was D-Day+6 when So uth African statesman, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, was also to cross over to Normandy, accompanying the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill by his side. To this point Smuts had played a pivot role in not only the planning and strategy behind Operation Overlord and the Normandy campaign, he also played a central role as Winston Churchill’s personal advisor and.

The farmstead of General Jan Smuts on the outskirts of Pretoria, is reputed to be one of the most haunted private homes in the country, according to Mr Mark Rose-Christie, raconteur and social scientist, who regularly takes brave visitors on a tour of haunted sites on his mystery ghost bus.

Churchill and Smuts friendship This book analyses the friendship of two men through the history of 3 wars: Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2. The strategies they developed and influenced not only the outcome of these wars, but also the political make up and destiny of those countries/5.

General Smuts, South Africa: Makers of the Modern World (Makers of the Modern World) by Antony Lentin available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews.

Jan Smuts was one of the most independent and influential personalities at the Paris Peace 5/5(1). General Smuts BOOKS OF THE DAY By the MARQUE SS OF LOTHIAN GENERAL SMUTS, as revealed in this vivid, moving bio- graphy, is an incarnation of Goethe's profound thesis that thought is only truly thought when it flowers in action, that Mind expresses itself in.

Smuts was in full agreement with Rhodes's public platform of South African unity, sentiments which the young Smuts had begun to advocate in his Victoria College address and in his Ebden essay. Smuts saw union as being self-evidently beneficial, the only possible point of contention being whether it would be a union dominated by Britain or one dominated by the Afrikaners.

Title: GENERAL SMUTS; 2 Volumes Author Name: Millin Sarah Gertrude Categories: History, Biography & Autobiography, Edition: First American Edition Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: Binding: Hard Cover Book Condition: Fine Jacket Condition: Fine Type: Biography Size: 8 vo, kg: kg Seller ID: Keywords: Smuts, Jan Christiaan, -- Statesmen -- South Africa -- Biography.

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General view inside the empty chamber of the Houses of Parliament prior to Field Marshal General Smuts making a speech, then dissolve through to. The Paperback of the General Smuts by Sarah Gertrude Liebson Gertrude Millin at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Further -- the book is a history of the Transvaal, the Free State, the Cape Colony, from towhen he became a member of the War Cabinet.

Through the story zigzags the vivid, brilliant personality of Smuts, growing from a timid boy to a great general.

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Jan Smuts was one of the key figures behind the creation of the League of Nations; Wilson was inspired by his ideas, including the mandates scheme. He pleaded for a magnanimous peace, warning that the treaty of Versailles would lead to another war.

Greater South Africa: Plans for a Better World / the Speeches of General the Right Honourable J. Smuts by Jan Christiaan () Smuts | 1 Jan Hardcover.

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