To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

Boer's armed with German made 1896 Mauser rifles posing behind a small mortar #history

Boer's armed with German made 1896 Mauser rifles posing behind a small mortar

Last one is the The Royal Artillery crew in action. © IWM (Q 72291) Boer War 1899-1902

Last one is the The Royal Artillery crew in action. © IWM (Q Boer War

Fowler & Co. of Leeds working with the British army designed and built a special armored steam traction engine road train for use in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1903.  The train could transport men, ammunition and artillery. This seems to have been the first self-propelled armored road vehicle ever used in war.  Steam tractors were still in use during WWI.

Fowler & Co. of Leeds working with the British army designed and built a special armored steam traction engine road train for use in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1903. The train could transport men, ammunition and artillery. This seems to have been the first self-propelled armored road vehicle ever used in war. Steam tractors were still in use during WWI.

Mounted British troops and wagons of Redvers Buller's relief column advance on Ladysmith Feb 1900

Mounted British troops and wagons of Redvers Buller's relief column advance on Ladysmith Feb 1900

Field Hospital, Paardeberg, 19 February 1900, the second day of the battle. Most of the soldiers are British Gordon Highlanders, but some are from 2 RCRI.

Field hospital at Paardeberg Drift. Feb (Canada and the Boer War).

Boar War-Solider Horse Monto Cristo-Boars Noel Jones Douglas

After The Skirmish by R.

De La Rey - This Day in History: Mar 7, 1902:  Battle of Tweebosch, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://images61.fotki.com/v53/photos/1/183150/842932/0delarey-vi.jpg?1078657462

De La Rey - This Day in History: Mar 7, 1902: Battle of Tweebosch, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://images61.fotki.com/v53/photos/1/183150/842932/0delarey-vi.jpg?1078657462

Pom Pom - British Mk I 37mm Maxim-Nordenfelt (or Vickers Sons & Maxim (VSM) in the UK) 1 Pounder gun.

Pom Pom - British Mk I 37mm Maxim-Nordenfelt (or Vickers Sons & Maxim (VSM) in the UK) 1 Pounder gun.

The Balloon used at Paardeberg was called ‘The Duchess of Connaught’.

The Balloon used at Paardeberg was called ‘The Duchess of Connaught’.

British artillery shell Magersfontein the battle before Paardeberg.

British artillery shell Magersfontein, but would have little effect in dislodging them from their positions, where they remained to repel the British attack.

War Footage from 1899 (The Boer War)

Boer War Footage This montage is from the second Anglo-Boer War which was fought between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers.

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