Tamarkin does not play down the tensions that existed between Rhodes and the Bond in the period leading up to the Jameson Raid.
That this state of 'harmonious confusion' did not survive the Jameson Raid and the Anglo-South African War is a matter of historical record.
That was stymied by the Jameson Raid
, a political blunder that forced the Afrikaners into intransigence and left the British to decide that unity would be achieved only by war.
Jameson Raid rubbed shoulders with NWOBHM greats like Def Leppard in the late 70s but while the Sheffield outfit progressed to conquer America, the Brummie Raid faded into oblivion.
On Sunday, Jameson Raid will play together at Bilston's Robin 2 for the first time in 28 years.
America's Shadow Kingdom Records released a Jameson Raid compilation disc, Just As The Dust Had Settled, with High Roller Records chipping in with a vinyl version of the album.
Zissman is happy to allow Chamberlain to exonerate himself from blame, especially from complicity in the notorious Jameson Raid.
Both Rhodes and Chamberlain were implicated in the Jameson raid but a subsequent inquiry turned into a whitewash and neither had to produce the telegrams that were said to implicate them.
Also on This Day -- 1800: Birth of CharlesGoodyear, inventor of vulcanised rubber; 1809: Birth of statesman William Gladstone, who served as prime minister four times; 1893: Birth of author and feminist Vera Mary Brittain; 1895: The Jameson Raid
into the Transvaal took place; 1930: Radio Luxembourg began broadcasting; 1940: German bombers dropped 10,000 bombs on London, one of the worst nights during The Battle of Britain.
Chamberlain by now almost certainly knew of Rhodes' secret plan to use newly acquired Bechuanaland as the `jumping-off ground' for a private invasion of the gold-rich Boer republic of the Transvaal -- an invasion under Dr Jameson soon to become known as the Jameson Raid.
Though Rhodes was given most of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, including a border strip from which to launch the Jameson Raid, the moral victory was with Khama, Sebele, and Bathoen.
However, by the time they reached home, in the New Year of 1896, they were all but forgotten by the British press, swamped out by news and comment on the failure of the Jameson Raid.