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.

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.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville    Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

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…

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…

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