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Granatstein, J.L. ; Bercuson, David J. - War and peacekeeping: from South Africa to the Gulf - Canada's limited wars. - Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1991. - 266 p.

  • Part One: The age of innocence; Part Two: The Boer War. - P. 38-88

*Graves, Donald. - "Marching to Pretoria." - Horizon Canada. -- Vol. 7, no. 74 (August 1986). - P. 1753-1759. - Also published in French under the title:
"La marche sur Pretoria"

*Miller, Carman. - Canada and the Boer War. - Ottawa: National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada ; Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, [©1976]. - 17 P. - (Canada's visual history ; 24). - Also published in French under the title:
Le Canada et la Guerre des Boers

  • "Suggestions for further reading". - P. 15-16

*Miller, Carman. - "South African War." - The Canadian encyclopedia. - Year 2000 edition. - 3rd print edition. - Editor-in-chief, James H. Marsh. - Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999. - P. 2216. - Also published in French under the title: "Guerre des Boers (du Transvaal)"

Moritz, Garrett. - From the Jameson Raid to Bloemfontein: debating the origins of the Boer War [online]. - [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University], 1997-1998.

  • Student paper.

*Morton, Desmond. - A military history of Canada: from Champlain to the Gulf War. - Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992. - 317 P. - Also published in French under the title: Une histoire militaire du Canada: 1608-1991

  • Chapter III: The young Dominion: "Imperial defence". - P. 107-115 ; "South Africa and after". - P. 115-122

*Page, Robert. - The Boer War and Canadian imperialism. - Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1987. - 27 P. - (Canadian Historical Association. Historical booklet ; 44). - Also published in French under the title: La Guerre des Boers et l'imperialisme canadien

Pelletier, Jean-Guy. - "Qu'allions-nous faire dans cette galère? La guerre des Boers". - Cap-aux-diamants. - No 48 (hiver 1997). - P. 30-33

Pulsifer, Cameron. - " 'For Queen and Country': Canadians and the South African War, 1899-1902" in Index to Canadian service records of the South African War (1899-1902) held at the National Archives of Canada. - Ottawa: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 1999. - P. 1-9. - Also available on the web:www.civilization.ca/cwm/disp/dis008_e.html

Rumilly, Robert. - Marchand. - Montréal: Éditions Bernard Valiquette, [ s.d.] - (Histoire de la province de Québec ; Tome IX)

  • Chapter IV: "La guerre du Transvaal". - P. 113-154 ; Chapter V: "Ladysmith". - P. 155-220

*Stacey, Col. C.P. - "Canada and the South African War: part I: the War - how it began and what it was like". - Canadian Army journal. - Vol. 4, no. 2 (May 1950). - P. 7-12

*Stacey, Col. C.P. - "Canada and the South African War: II: how Canada got into the War". - Canadian Army journal. - Vol. 4 (Summer 1950). - P. 42-46

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