A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos remaining in the field proved effective right up until the end of the war, and were forced to the negotiating table not because of military defeat, but because their hopes of fomenting an uprising of the Boers in the Cape Colony (which was not subjected…

A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos.

Lt. O'Reilly burning a Boer farmstead. ABW

O'Reilly burning a Boer farmstead.

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It is estimated than more than 40 000 farms were burned by the British. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as "Scorched earth".

It is estimated than more than 40 000 Boer farms were burned by the British during the Boer War. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as “Scorched earth”.

Also torched by the British, Dutch Reformed church, Lindley - Wikipedia

Torched by the British during the Anglo-Boer war, Dutch Reformed church, Lindley - Wikipedia

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