British Soldiers playing cricket during the Boer War, 1888.

British Soldiers playing cricket during the Boer War, 1888.

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

c.1898. Formally attired Victorian holidaymakers nap after having a wine-fuelled picnic inside a temple.

c.1898. Formally attired Victorian holidaymakers nap after having a wine-fuelled picnic inside a temple.

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.

Field hospital at Paardeberg Drift. Feb 19, 1900. (Canada and the Boer War). #cdnhistory

Canada and the Boer War

Field hospital at Paardeberg Drift. Feb 19, 1900. (Canada and the Boer War). #cdnhistory

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