REPUTATIONS: Dominion and Discord

Lieutenant-General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson was a popular leader, but suffered humiliation by being relieved of command. Michael E Haskew unpicks his career

AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE BRITISH ARMY BECAME EMBROILED IN OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE IN REGIONS THEN KNOWN AS MATABELELAND, NOW CALLED ZIMBABWE 
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Murder, massacre, flames and fury awaited soldiers in the early spring of 1896 as war erupted again in Rhodesia, the country now known as Zimbabwe. The conflict later dubbed the Second Matabele War would last an agonising 20 months. 

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