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The Boer Wars were two wars fought during 1880–1881 and 1899–1902 by the British Empire against the settlers of two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic.

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General Joubert, bought Mauser magazine rifles, firing smokeless ammunition, and a number of modern field guns and automatic weapons from the German armaments manufacturer Krupp, the French firm Creusot and the British company Maxim.

A Boer warrior. South Africa.

 The Boers went to war in their best Sunday clothes. They were IRION World History, World War, Safari, Total War, British Army, African History, Military History, Historian, South Africa

Boere Oorlog - Anglo Boer war. The Boers went to war in their best Sunday clothes.

Boer General Koos De La Rey - one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies I Am An African, War Novels, War Photography, My Land, African History, World History, Military History, Victorian Era, Rey

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo-Boer War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Louis Botha First Prime Minister of South Africa Military Photos, Military History, Historical Pictures, British Army, African History, World History, Warfare, South Africa, The Past
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Boer General Louis Botha (1862-1919) First Prime Minister of South Africa

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, The Boers were notoriously excellent marksmen, especially on horseback. Military Photos, Military History, British Colonial, British Army, African History, Special Forces, Armed Forces, Warfare, South Africa
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Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

The Anglo-Boer War: Boer- in Dutch- means farmer. This is the war in which the Afrikaners in Transvaal region (South Africa) were against the British from conquering the land for diamond and gold in SIRKUSBOERE deur Sonja Loots World History, World War, West Africa, South Africa, St Louis, Colonial, Louisiana Purchase, World's Fair, British Army
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The Anglo-Boer War: 1899-1902. "Boer" in Dutch means farmer. This is the war in which the Afrikaners in the Transvaal region of South Africa were against the British conquering the land for diamonds and gold.

A couple of fierce looking Boer Commandos South Africa - 1900 Military Photos, Military History, World Conflicts, British Colonial, My Heritage, African History, Old Pictures, Historical Photos, Warfare

Boer soldiers. Men of iron.

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later. Military Photos, Military History, Union Of South Africa, First Prime Minister, Head Of State, People Of Interest, Second World, African History, World History

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

Boer War Picture, Sergeant Arthur H. Richardson, Strathcona's Horse (Canadian) winner of the Victoria Cross for bravery at Wolve Spruit, 5 July Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, Canadian History, British Army, Military Army, Military History, Pax Britannica, Clan Buchanan, Military Decorations
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South African War - Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients

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South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps… African History, Women In History, World History, Art History, Military Women, Military History, Modern History, British History, Thing 1
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The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902 Boer War Death toll.According top the Encyclopedia Britannica nearly 100,000 lives were lost, including those of more than 20,000 British troops and 14,000 Boer troops. Noncombatant deaths include the more than 26,000 (28 000+) Boer women and children estimated to have died in the concentration camps from malnutrition and disease; The total number of African deaths in the concentration camps was not recorded, but estimates range from 13,000 to 20,000. World History Facts, History Images, Lion Face Drawing, Armed Conflict, New York Life, History For Kids, Jim Crow, History Projects, A Day In Life
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The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902

The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902. Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope ,South Africa was founded in 1652 as a halfway house for the Dutch fleet to pick up fresh water and fresh vegetable for their crews. These ships were on their way to trade in the Orient, to places like Batavia ,India and Malaysia. The only indigenous people living in this area were the Koi ,so as the Colony grew, more workers were needed and the Dutch imported slaves from Malaysia, India and the east coast of…

The Rhodes Colossus, an 1892 caricature of Cecil Rhodes after announcing plans for a telegraph line from Cape Town to Cairo. For Punch by Edward Linley Sambourne.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

Morris Cigarettes of London "Boer War (set of 20 issued in How Captain W.Gordon of the Gordon Highlanders, won his Victoria Cross.

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Recruiting poster

Recruiting poster

Morris Cigarettes "Boer War (set of 20 issued in "How Captain Towse (Gordon Highlanders) won his Victoria Cross"

How Captain Towse (Gordon Highlanders) won his Victoria Cross.

Gandhi during the Boer War. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Photographs Of People, Modern Warfare, African History, World History, Historical Photos, South Africa, Famous People
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Gandhi during the Boer War.