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

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

An illustration of Boers engaging British forces during the Boer War (1899-1902).

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Boere Oorlog - Anglo Boer war. The Boers went to war in their best Sunday clothes. They were IRION

Boers Boer War Their uniforms suck but they are well armed. No cast off thirty year old Martini Henrys or shotguns in this bunch.

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Koos De La Rey - one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Afrikaner Guerillas during Second Boer War by  Unknown Artist

Part II, Great Anglo-Boer War, The Second Anglo-Boer War, or Second Boer War of brought the British Empire into conf.

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

This Day in History: Sep Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go....

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go.

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on December 1899 during the Boer War

2. World war, North Africa theater of war' Africa campaign - German Artillery post, 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

World war, North Africa theater of war' Africa campaign - German Artillery post, 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

F/O Jacobus J "Chris" Le Roux, posing with Spitfire Mk Vb DL-T at RAF Hawkinge in mid-1941, was one the highest scoring aces of No 91 Squadron RAF. The South African destroyed 8 enemy aircraft during 200 operational sorties before joining No 111 Squadron RAF in North Africa. He was awarded the DFC in October and a Bar in December 1942.

Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen, born in Heidenheim, Germany, wanted to study engineering but his father disapproved so in 1910 he joined the German Army. By the outbreak of the First World War Rommel had reached the rank of lieutenant.

6th South African Armoured Division soldiers pushing jeep somewhere in Europe, 1944

South African Armoured Division soldiers pushing jeep somewhere in Europe, 1944

Photo Essay, Military Life, South Africa, Ww2, Soldiers, Vietnam, Guns, African, Weapons Guns

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