The Great Boer War is a non-fiction work on the Boer War by Arthur
Conan Doyle and first published in 1900. By the end of the war in 1902
the book had been published in 16 editions, constantly revised by Doyle.
account is compiled with as much accuracy as was attainable at this
date, and with as much detail as a single volume will permit. In
frequent conversations with Boers, Conan Doyle has endeavoured to get
their views upon both political and military questions. Often the only
documents he had to consult were the convalescent officers and men
under his care, therefore some errors may have crept in. The closing
scenes of the Boer War have necessarily been treated with less detail
than the earlier.