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ExecutedToday.com » 1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla Just shot, Gideon Scheepers slumps backward in his chair. His body was never handed over to his family and the British refused to reveal his grave- even today.

"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War.

Unidentified photographer   Killed British soldiers lying in trenches after the Battle of Spioenkop, near Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa.   1900, January

Unidentified photographer Killed British soldiers lying in trenches after the Battle of Spioenkop, near Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa.

British dead littler the field following the Battle of Spion Kop, some of the 243 soldiers to fall there. (Ladysmith Siege Museum)

British dead littler the field following the Battle of Spion Kop, some of the 243 soldiers to fall there. (Ladysmith Siege Museum)

Peace Treaty Vereeniging | Anglo-Boer War Museum The Bitter Ender - Danie de Jager

Peace Treaty Vereeniging | Anglo-Boer War Museum The Bitter Ender - Danie de Jager

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

It can happen anywhere. Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in a British concentration camp. The Nazis weren't the first to utilize concentration camps. This picture of Lizzie was taken during the Boer War.

Nurses in the Boer War

Nurses of the NSW Contingent - Australian nurses who served in the Boer War,

The Boer War: Part 3 of 4

The Boer War - a bitter and bloody clash of arms Part 3 of 4

Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa, as a volunteer field army surgeon during the Boer War (1900).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not present at the Battle of Paardeberg, but he was in South Africa for six months during the war as a volunteer field army surgeon, and I have used him as a character in my forthcoming novel of the battle.

Genl Koos de la Rey 22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914 was 'n genl gedurende 2de Vryheidsoorlog en word geag as een van die grootste militêre leiers tydens daardie konflik.De la Rey was beroemd vir sy rare gedrag teenoor sy vyande. 'n Voorbeeld: by Tweebosch op die 7/3 waar hy Lt-genl Methuen met van sy troepe gevange geneem het. Die troepe is teruggestuur en Methuen is vrygelaat omdat hy erg gewond is, De la Rey meen dat hy sou doodgaan sonder die mediese dienste wat Britte op daardie stadium kon…

Generaal J. de la Rey - Boereleier in die Anglo-boere oorlog.

Scots in the Boer War

Highland Light Infantry on the march in the Boer War, (The Battle of Magersfontein, 11 Dec

Boere Volunteers fighting for De La Rey

Boere Volunteers fighting for De La Rey

De La Rey - enough said

The Boer Volunteers of the De La Rey Commando fought in Finland to the end of the Winter War in September 1940 under the command of B J Vorster.