Suid-Afrika: Boereheld - Genl Koos de la Rey

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He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

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.

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…

General Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey (1847–1914), known as Koos de la Rey, was the leading Boer military figure of the Second Anglo-Boer War and the major leader of the guerrilla war against the British. Despite his successes in the field, the Boers were forced to surrender after the British interned their women and children in concentration camps.

De-la-Rey. This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends

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…

Koos de la Rey and his family. His wife, Nonnie, never let the British capture her to 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

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

Koos de la Rey and his family. His wife, Nonnie, never let the British capture her to 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

General Koos de La Rey

General Koos de La Rey

My beskeie huldeblyk Op die herdenking van Genl Koos De la Rey se afsterwe. "Per abuis" geskiet deur Konst. Drury in Langlaagte Johannesburg by 'n pad-blokkade.Tot waar Genl Smuts met ta' Nonnie en familie simpatiseer...

My beskeie huldeblyk Op die herdenking van Genl Koos De la Rey se afsterwe. "Per abuis" geskiet deur Konst. Drury in Langlaagte Johannesburg by 'n pad-blokkade.Tot waar Genl Smuts met ta' Nonnie en familie simpatiseer...

de la Rey [1980 Afrikaans Film] - YouTube

de la Rey [1980 Afrikaans Film]

This film tells the story of General Jacobus Herculaas “Koos” de la Rey (22 October 1847 – 15 September 1914), also remembered fondly as the “Lion of the Wes...

Genl.de la Rey aan die woord.

Genl.de la Rey aan die woord.