Duration: 1hr 19mins – Some would argue that the Anglo Irish war or even the Iraq war was the last British imperial war. Arguably the Boer war in modern day South Africa is probably the last British imperial war. The British named the war(s) the Boer Wars but, for the Boers these were wars of independence. The black populations of South Africa were affected immensely and were active participants in the war(s)
The documentary describes how Britian, expecting a short and uncomplicated war against the Boers ended up being mired in a war that dragged on for years. First hand accounts from the soldiers who fought in the war are used extensively in the documentary giving it a feel of authenticity that many other historic documentaries lack.
This is definitely one to watch.