Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches 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. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the
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.
These are some Boer guerrillas from the second Anglo-Boer War. The English ended up in control and tried to make English the official language. The Boers didn't like that and considered Afrikaans the people's language.