Id the British win the Boer War only to lose the peace?

I want the essay to be well structured, and should please use academic sources as much as possible. The referencing and bibliography should also be done properly in the Harvard style. A list of Academic sources recommended to us from the department are:
1. D. Schreuder: The Scramble for Southern Africa, 1877 1895.
2. A. Porter: The Origins of the South African War
3. L. Thompson: The Unification of South Africa, 1902 1910
4. T. Pakenham : The Boer War

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