Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.
This Day in History: Jun 28, 1919: Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
The Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Versailles Palace outside Paris on June 28, 1919, between the Allied and Associated Powers on the one hand and Germany on the other, brought World War I to an end. From the moment of its signature, the treaty ignited a continuing controversy over its treatment of Germany, with some arguing from the beginning that it was far too harsh, and others that it was too lenient to ensure a lasting peace. The treaty, negotiated between January and June 1919 in…
South African Military History Society - Journal- THE VERDICT OF HISTORY
Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…
Petrus Jacobus Joubert (20 January 1834 – 28 March 1900), better known as Piet Joubert was Commandant-General of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1900. Political career The esteem i…
This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends
The Battle of Elands River was an engagement of the Second Boer War that took place between 4 and 16 August 1900 in western Transvaal. The battle was fought by the Elands River between a force of 2,000 to 3,000 Boers who attacked a garrison of 500 Australian, Rhodesian, Canadian and British soldiers, who were stationed at Brakfontein Drift near the Elands River to act as a garrison for a British supply dump. Over the course of 13 days, the garrison was heavily shelled and attacked with small…
Voorblad van 'n Franse tydskrif wat handel oor die AB oorlog. Histories is Brittanje en Frankryk vyandig teenoor mekaar en het die Boere baie simpatie vanaf die mense in Frankryk ontvang.
JACKIE BABUINO SUDAFRICA MEDALLA 1 GUERRA MUNDIAL – Datos Freak :: Curiosidades :: Datos Curiosos
Un babuino sudafricano llamado Jackie, mascota del ejército sudafricano en la primera guerra mundial, fue condecorado con una medalla y ascendido al grado de cabo.
Show us your Vintage Kilt Photos - Page 21
It was brought up in an earlier thread that as the vintage photos seem to be very popular we should have a sticky for people to show their personal vintage photos or vintage photos they have found on-line,so here it is, this really is an example of how things can work around here if you the members come up with an idea let us know, we will talk it through and if the idea has merit then this is what happens. A few ground rules for this thread. Rules 1. You are welcome to post as many…
15 Different types of Animals-at-Arms - Unit Mascots!
Animals were often gladly taken as unit mascots. Pets rarely participated directly in a fight during any battle, but often provided comfort from the