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27000+ woman and children died in British Concentration camps in South-Africa during 1899 and 1902

27000+ woman and children died in British Concentration camps in South-Africa during 1899 and 1902

Voordat die Voortrekkers, wat hulle wapens buite die kraal moes laat bly, kon vertrek, is hulle op Dingaan se bevel  vermoor. Hier word die name van die vermoordes gelys.

Voordat die Voortrekkers, wat hulle wapens buite die kraal moes laat bly, kon vertrek, is hulle op Dingaan se bevel vermoor. Hier word die name van die vermoordes gelys.

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

As promised, this is not a happy story. Some of the photos in this post are disturbing. They break my heart. I hope I do not use them gratuitously. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has a strange hol…

Voortrekkers: In 1836, the Voortrekkers set off northwards into unknown country.

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A short history of the Great Trek - the Voorste Mense

The Battle of Blood River - The Boer picked off the Zulu warriors lining the banks of the river that ran red with their blood - hence the name Blood River.  An estimated 3000 Zulu warriors were killed on the veld, in the donga and in the river. Not a single Boer was killed. The Zulus were no match against a strong Boer defensive position. In the ultimate of ironies, on that very day, the British had run up the Union Jack in Durban. The Voortrekkers' greatest enemy had arrived.

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A short history of the Great Trek - the Battle of Blood River

Jacobus Johannes Cornelis (Japie) Greyling, is gebore in 1890 op die plaas Smaldeel in die distrik Hoopstad, Oranje Vrystaat. Gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog was Japie se vader en 2 ouer broers op kommando om teen die Engelse te veg

Jacobus Johannes Cornelis (Japie) Greyling, is gebore in 1890 op die plaas Smaldeel in die distrik Hoopstad, Oranje Vrystaat. Gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog was Japie se vader en 2 ouer broers op kommando om teen die Engelse te veg

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Koos de la Rey and his family. His wife, Nonnie, never let the British capture her to be placed in a camp. She was the only wife of a war general who traveled with her husband throughout the war. She was his greatest pillar of strength

Koos de la Rey and his family. His wife, Nonnie, never let the British capture her to be placed in a camp. She was the only wife of a war general who traveled with her husband throughout the war. She was his greatest pillar of strength

Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (27 November 1798 – 23 July 1853) was a leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the Transvaal Republic, as well as the earlier but short-lived Natalia Republic, in present-day South Africa.

Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (27 November 1798 – 23 July 1853) was a leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the Transvaal Republic, as well as the earlier but short-lived Natalia Republic, in present-day South Africa.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

Voortrekkers: Occasionally, simple dwellings of mud walls and dung floors were built. The furniture was of the simplest kind- ox skulls were used as stools. The farms were cut off from civilization for most of the year. This bred an inherent self-reliance that caused them to approach problems very slowly but when a course of action had been decided upon, to stick with it obstinately. Because gunpowder was difficult to come by, the men became expert marksmen, making every shot count.

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A short history of the Great Trek -The Trekboer (itinerant farmer) way of life

Plans for Boer Trek Waggon. 22$ This South African vehicle is an interesting contrast to the Prairie Schooner. Although used at the same time for migration it has more of an old European design. The sides and front dismantle from the body. 3 standard sheets.

Plans for Boer Trek Waggon. 22$ This South African vehicle is an interesting contrast to the Prairie Schooner. Although used at the same time for migration it has more of an old European design. The sides and front dismantle from the body. 3 standard sheets.