An illustration of Boers engaging British forces during the Boer War (1899-1902).

An illustration of Boers engaging British forces during the Boer War…

South Africa became valuable to England after the discoveries of mines and gold. Britain's rule finally became solid after their victory in the Second Boer War.

Boer War Skirmish (Original) art by James McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

Boer War Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

Boer soldiers. Men of iron

A couple of fierce looking Boer Commandos South Africa - 1900

Anglo Boer War

Great Anglo-Boer War, Part II, in the Cape & the British response to the Bitter-Enders Insurgency

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 Oct 1854 – 3 Feb 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. De Wet served in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majuba Mountain, in which the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley. He continued his successful career to the end of the Second Boer war, striking heavily where he could and evading every attempt to bring him to bay.

Second Boer War - ABW - Christiaan De Wet was considered the most formidable leader of the Boer guerrillas. He successfully evaded capture on numerous occasions and was later involved in the negotiations for a peace settlement.

A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos remaining in the field proved effective right up until the end of the war, and were forced to the negotiating table not because of military defeat, but because their hopes of fomenting an uprising of the Boers in the Cape Colony (which was not subjected…

A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos remaining in the field proved effective right up until the end of the war, and were forced to the negotiating table not because of military defeat, but because their hopes of fomenting an uprising of the Boers in the Cape Colony (which was not subjected…

Boer horseman. This could easily be Bertrand, Christaan's right hand man, confidant, and conscience.

This could easily be Bertrand, Christaan's right hand man, confidant, and conscience.

Ossewa Brandwag by SusanvanZyl2010 This Day in History: Mar 4, 1939: The "“Ossewabrandwag" is founded in South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Buy 'Ossewa Brandwag' by as a Greeting Card. Emblem of the Ossewa Brandwag that were formed during the Anglo Boer war Afgeneem in die Militere Musuem Johannesburg he Ossewabrandwag is founded as an Afrikaans nationalist or.

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