Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War.  The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.

Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in a British concentration camp - Boer War British versus Dutch South African Colonists

The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902 Boer War Death toll.According top the Encyclopedia Britannica nearly 100,000 lives were lost, including those of more than 20,000 British troops and 14,000 Boer troops. Noncombatant deaths include the more than 26,000 (28 000+) Boer women and children estimated to have died in the concentration camps from malnutrition and disease; The total number of African deaths in the concentration camps was not recorded, but estimates range from 13,000 to 20,000.

The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902 Boer War Death toll.According top the Encyclopedia Britannica nearly 100,000 lives were lost, including those of more than 20,000 British troops and 14,000 Boer troops. Noncombatant deaths include the more than 26,000 (28 000+) Boer women and children estimated to have died in the concentration camps from malnutrition and disease; The total number of African deaths in the concentration camps was not recorded, but estimates range from 13,000 to 20,000.

Australia doing battle during Anglo-Boer war at Rensburg A Boer family with a few belongings they were allowed to save, watch as their home is burnt down by  the English. Behind the women one can see one of the English soldiers on a horse.

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

It is estimated than more than 40 000 farms were burned by the British. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as "Scorched earth".

It is estimated than more than 40 000 Boer farms were burned by the British during the Boer War. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as “Scorched earth”.

[Boer flag at battle of Paardeberg] Flag used by Boers in the Battle of Paardeberg (Boer War)  Jaume Ollé, 22 September 1997

[Boer flag at battle of Paardeberg] Flag used by Boers in the Battle of Paardeberg (Boer War) Jaume Ollé, 22 September 1997

German-born British statesman and colonial administrator who was the main agitator for the war against the Boer Republics.

Alfred Milner (Lord) German-born British statesman and colonial administrator who was the main agitator for the war against the Boer Republics.

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