Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, About 30 000 women and children perished in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer hero Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926), a British welfare campaigner who is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public, and working to change, the deprived conditions inside the British concentration camps in South Africa built for Boer women and children during the Anglo Boer War. Her ashes are buried in the National Women's Memorial in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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 Fantastiese Vroumens!

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War

Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night.

Anglo Boer War - Scorched earth campaign by the British against Boer women and children. a Boer family with a few belongings they were allowed to keep, watch as their home is torched by the British.

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

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.

British Gallantry, a French criticism of the evils of a British concentration camp for Boer women and children, Boer War

Photo of execution of Scheepers, he has just been shot by a firing squad and his body is slumping backwards. The effects of the Anglo-Boer War left deep scars - it was exacerbated by a number of trials. From April 1901 the trial of rebels and captured Boers accused of atrocities were in the hands of the military authorities. Although many of those accused were sentenced to death in Graaff-Reinet, the death sentences on only 8 men, including Gideon Scheepers, were carried out in…

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Jul The town Graaf-Reinet is founded in South Africa

Gerrit Kruger se kinders. Foto geneem so 1910

Foto geneem so 1910

Kruger family (abt. 1912)

Foto geneem so 1910

Gerrit Kruger. My oupa grootjie

My oupa grootjie

Mabel Krugers wedding

Mabel Krugers wedding

Jan Andries Kruger

Jan Andries Kruger

My kids at the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria

My kids at the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria

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