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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

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Geen Uitspan is 'n fassinerende weergawe van die lewe in Suid-Afrika vanaf die vroeë 1920's tot die vroeë 1940's, toe die skrywer adjunk-premier van Suid-Afrika was. Deneys Reitz het 'n belangrike rol gespeel in die totstandkoming van die Krugerwildtuin en is aangestel as een van die stigterslede, ondanks die feit dat hy destyds 'n parlementslid was. Sy betrokkenheid by die wilde lewe en verskillende wildreservate wat hy help vestig het terwyl hy in die amp was, is 'n tema wat deur die boek heen strek.
'n Uiters interessante episode in die boek is die val van Hertzog as leier van 'n koalisieregering oor die kwessie van Suid-Afrika se stand in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog. As 'n kabinetsminister in die koalisieregering het Deneys Reitz 'n voorste setel in dit alles - en hy vertel die verhaal soos niemand anders kon nie.
Publication date: 2019-12-12
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

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This book is a romance of truth; but behind it is a greater personal romance, and behind that again is the even more wonderful romance of South Africa.
- Jan Smuts
No Outspan begins with Deneys Reitz's return from the First World War, during which he commanded a Scottish regiment. One might think that Reitz would be happy to settle for a quiet life after fighting through two terrible wars, but nothing could be further from the truth. Immediately on his return by ship to Table Bay Harbour, he agreed to stand as a Member of Parliament in the forthcoming election.
The South African Party under Botha and Smuts won the election, and Deneys Reitz became a Cabinet Minister. This enabled him to lead a life of great adventure when not constrained by Parliament or the drudgery of Pretorian office duties.
No Outspan is a fascinating account of life in South Africa from the early 1920s until the early 1940s, when the author was Deputy Prime Minister of South Africa. Deneys Reitz played an important role in the creation of the Kruger National Park and was appointed as one of the founding trustees despite being an opposition Member of Parliament at the time. His involvement with wild life and various game reserves he helped establish while in office is a theme that runs throughout the book.
An intensely interesting episode in the book is the fall of Hertzog as leader of a coalition government over the issue of South Africa's stand in the Second World War. As a Cabinet Minister in the coalition government, Deneys Reitz had a front row seat in all of this - and he tells the story as no one else could.
Jan Smuts said after Reitz's death in 1944: 'His loss is a national one and will be mourned all over this country which he knew and loved as no other'.
Publication date: 2019-07-20
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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Die briljantheid van Deneys Reitz se vertelkuns le in die eenvoud, openhartigheid en onderbeklemtoning daarvan. Kommando - van Perde en Manne is geskryf met 'n gesofistikeerde onbevangenheid wat geweier het om hom aan die einde van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog aan Britse gesag te onderwep. Dit is subtiel partydig, maar tog so sonder haatdraendheid dat ons by die avontuur betrek word - en dit voel amper of ons self daar was. Dit is 'n besonderse verhaal, en die gees daarvan is manjifiek. - T S Emslie
Publication date: 2013-07-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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A riveting memoir of the Great War from a uniquely African perspective.
The author helped suppress a rebellion in South Africa, defeat German West Africa, fight in German East Africa, and fight in France, where he commanded a Scottish battalion at the end of the war.

King George V told the author in later years that he kept this book at his bedside in Windsor Castle.
Publication date: 2012-07-17
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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1929. Deneys Reitz, who is now one of General Smuts's political lieutenants and a warm supporter of the British Commonwealth, fought through the South African War as our enemy. He enlisted on the outbreak of the war as a boy of seventeen and went through it to the bitter end. His father was President of the Orange Free State, and after peace was concluded he and his family went into exile. Later he returned to his own country; and later still fought in the Great War on the side of the Allies, first in West and South Africa, and then in France, where he was severely wounded, and where he came to command the First Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Commando abounds in interesting sidelights and portraits - Kruger, De Wet, Smuts, Kitchener. One of the most remarkable passages gives us a glimpse of the young Winston Churchill as prisoner of war in Pretoria. It is difficult to speak of this book in anything short of a string of superlatives.

The spirit of it is magnificent; the uncomplaining courage of the boy-fighter rouses memories of all the stories down the ages about unrecking devotion to an ideal. And not one of them is a finer one than this.
Publication date: 2012-07-06
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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In 1899 Deneys Reitz, then aged seventeen, son of the Chief Justice (later President) FW Reitz of the Orange Free State, enlisted in the Boer army to fight the British. He had learnt to ride, shoot and swim almost as soon as he could walk.
Publication date: 2005-05-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  History & Politics South Africa / Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Afrika
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This is a trilogy of Deneys Reitz's three compelling works: Commando, Trekking On and No Outspan. Since publication in 1999, it has become an outstanding seller in its own right.
It provides the reader with a lively, personal account of South African affairs from the Jameson Raid in 1895 to the start of World War II, when the author was Deputy Prime Minister of South Africa. It is also the story of a compulsive adventurer, nature lover and, of course, celebrated daredevil during the Anglo-Boer War who, in the words of Thomas Packenham, 'had the uncanny knack of living through war as though leafing through pages of an adventure story'.

Truly, this knack persisted for the rest of the author's life; and Adrift On The Open Veld gives the reader a gripping insight into southern African affairs through the eyes of a remarkable man who ended his career as South African High Commissioner in London.
Publication date: 1999-04-06

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