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The Press
· Mid-19th century saw a press revolution with
mass expansion.
· The Times was still the dominant paper but cost
considerably more.
· Middle-Class London papers supported a
different political party.
­ Morning Post (Tories)
­ Dailey News, Dailey Chronicle (Liberal)
· In 1896, Alfred Harmsworth, launched the Daily
Mail ­ selling at a 1/2 d and made a great profit
out of the war.…read more

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Pro-Boer's
· The liberal party was split over their view
on the Boer War; Lloyd George was the
leading Pro-Boer.
· Support for the war varied throughout the
time of the war but also by location and
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Impact of Concentration
Camps
· Criticism of the war shifted from the
`bullying' of the Boers, to Kitcheners' tactics.
· The conditions of the camps were relayed to
the British public via Emily Hobhouse and
the Fawcett commission.…read more

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Khaki Election
· The Conservative Government under Salisbury,
sought to cash in on their popularity with an
early election.
· Also in Tories favour, the liberal party was split
over their views of the war:
­ Pro-war: LIMPS inc. Haldane, Asquith
­ Pro-Boer: Lloyd George
­ Trying to keep a unison: Campbell-Bannerman.
· October 1900, the conservatives win the
election with a comfortable majority.…read more

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Esher Report
1902
· Salisbury establishes the Royal Commission
under Lord Elgin.
1904
· Lord Esher on the Royal Commission,
appointed to report how the War Office
could be reorginised.…read more

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