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Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Emily returned to England to campaign against "a gigantic and grievous blunder caused by  crass male ignorance, helplessness and muddling." Her militancy brought the scorn of the British people who called her hysterical, a rebel, liar, enemy of the…

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Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

As promised, this is not a happy story. Some of the photos in this post are disturbing. They break my heart. I hope I do not use them gratuitously. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has a strange hol…

Boer women. Emily Hobhouse's report: "The women are wonderful. They cry very little and never complain. The very magnitude of their sufferings, their indignities, loss and anxiety seems to lift them beyond tears… only when it cuts afresh at them through their children do their feelings flash out."

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

Bywoners: Na die AB oorlog was baie families in armoede gedompel en moes baie van hul as bywoners by familie of vriende gaan woon.

Bywoners: Na die AB oorlog was baie families in armoede gedompel en moes baie van hul as bywoners by familie of vriende gaan woon.

Boers hauling a heavy gun up a mountain

Battle of Spion Kop

The iconic British defeat on 24th January 1900, during Buller’s second and disastrous attempt to cross the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith in the Great Boer War

Concentration camp

Remembering a Cornish heroine

It was 150 years ago a woman was born in St Ive who's been compared to Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale. Learn more about Emily Hobhouse.

Boers with the captured guns after the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Battle of Colenso

Buller’s disastrous first attempt to cross the Tugela River in Natal and relieve Ladysmith, on 15th December 1899: last of the three battles of ‘Black Week’.

General Louis Botha's farmhouse being blown up by the British. Verskroeide aarde… Genl Louis Botha se huis word opgeblaas deur die Britte.

General Louis Botha's farmhouse being blown up by the British. Verskroeide aarde… Genl Louis Botha se huis word opgeblaas deur die Britte.

Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in the Bloemfontein concentration camp

Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in the Bloemfontein concentration camp

Nylstroom Concentration Camp cemetery

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