Africa | Swahili woman. Zanzibar. ca. 1900 - 1910. | Vintage postcard; photographers de Lord Brothers. No. 13

Africa | Swahili woman. Zanzibar. ca. 1900 - 1910. | Vintage postcard; photographers de Lord Brothers. No. 13

These camps were often located in miserable terrain with discarded military tents serving each as the housing for multiple families.  Everyone slept on the ground as there were no beds and there were only the most rudimentary sanitary or medical facilities.  No fruit, vegetables, or milk was provided by their captors and the detained population often succumbed to disease and malnourishment.

These camps were often located in miserable terrain with discarded military tents serving each as the housing for multiple families. Everyone slept on the ground as there were no beds and there were only the most rudimentary sanitary or medical facilities. No fruit, vegetables, or milk was provided by their captors and the detained population often succumbed to disease and malnourishment.

A brigade of Irish volunteers who supported the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war, 1899. This is the earliest known photograph of an Irish concert...

A brigade of Irish volunteers who supported the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war, 1899. This is the earliest known photograph of an Irish concert...

British Soldiers playing cricket during the Boer War, 1888.

British Soldiers playing cricket during the Boer War, 1888.

American volunteers who joined the Boers against the British Empire. Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch, commander of the Irish Brigade, stands in the centre of the back row, wearing a white jacket.

American volunteers who joined the Boers against the British Empire. Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch, commander of the Irish Brigade, stands in the centre of the back row, wearing a white jacket.

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

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.

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.

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