Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).The amenities in the camps were clearly planned to kill as many of the women and children as possible. They were accommodated in reject tents which offered no protection against the elements.
Lizzie van Zyl - Who died in the worlds first ever concentration camps in which Britain killed 27 000 Boer women and children(24000) during the Second War of Independence (1899 - 1902). "She was a frail, weak little child in desperate need of good care. Yet she was placed on the lowest rations and so perished with hunger. She was treated harshly. The English disposed doctor and his nurses did not understand her language and, as she could not speak English, labelled her an idiot.
Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…
Concentration Camps | Anglo-Boer War Museum The W H Coetzer triptych depicting the Scorch Earth policy - War Museum of the Boer Republics This scorched earth policy led to the destruction of about 30000 Boer farmhouses and the partial and complete destruction of more than forty towns..