Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

The first concentration camp, Krugersdorp, South Africa

The first concentration camp, Krugersdorp, South Africa

Personal recollections testify that there were beatings and kicking of "Undesirables" in the camps by the British soldiers. The British burned the homesteads, killed livestock and destroyed crops. Women and children of burghers in the field were labeled "Undesirables" treated much worse than those of men who had surrendered.

British Gallantry, a French criticism of the evils of a British concentration camp for Boer women and children, Boer War

British soldiers burning a homestead.British soldiers after a hard days work: burning and looting farmsteads, interspersed with shooting livestock.

Rimington Tigers in a damaged Boer homestead (also known as Rimington’s Guides and then later as Damant’s Horse, were a unit of light horse in the British Army active in the Second

Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was…

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

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