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…
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
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.
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…
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.