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ONLINE : ‘Botha, Smuts and the First World War’ with Dr Tony Garcia and Prof. Ian Van Der Waag


In this online talk, the audience will be taken on a captivating journey through the road to 1914 and the onset of the First World War. It was a time of upheaval for South Africa, characterised by significant events that left an indelible mark on its history. The narrative begins with a challenging start for leaders Botha and Smuts, as they faced …

Ep.315 – Smuts, Botha and the Great War – Dr Anthony Garcia


In this podcast Dr Tony Garcia talks about the book he jointly authored with Ian van der Waag on the Great War roles of roles played by the South African prime minister, General Louis Botha, and his deputy, General Jan Smuts during the Great War. Your browser does not support …

Botha, Smuts and the Great War. A talk by Antonio Garcia.


Antonio Garcia will talk about the subjects of his 2023 biography, co-authored with Ian van der Waag,  longlisted in January 2024 for the SAHR Templer Medal.    Tony is a senior manager in the civil-service, who additionally holds non-resident academic positions, including at Durham University. Commissioned as a combat engineer officer in the SANDF…