Anglo Boereoorlog 1899 - 1902
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Photograph of soldiers on ridge - South African War, [19--] Reference Number: MS-Papers-0522-1/4/1-107 Photograph one of three photographs on page 107 of scrapbook. A caption in the scrapbbok accompanies the photograph but is indecipherable - possibily refers to the three numbers inked onto the print NEW ZEALAND Digitised Image
Boer prisoners held by the British army at Kakul, India during the...
Boer prisoners held by the British army at Kakul, India (now in Pakistan) during the Second Boer War, 1902. Thousands of Boer prisoners were sent overseas by the British authorities, in an effort to free up the resources needed to supply their own troops in South Africa, and to isolate the prisoners from local sympathisers. (Photo by Sean Sexton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
FUCK YEAH HISTORY CRUSHES
Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze .
THE SECOND ANGLO - BOER WAR, SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902
BOER WAR A 4.7 inch gun known as 'Joe Chamberlain' firing during the barrage of Magersfontein. The barrage was one of the biggest since Sevastopol but only served to warn the Boers of the imminence of British attack. THE SECOND ANGLO - BOER WAR, SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902
A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Emily returned to England to campaign against "a gigantic and grievous blunder caused by crass male ignorance, helplessness and muddling." Her militancy brought the scorn of the British people who called her hysterical, a rebel, liar, enemy of the natio...