He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War. The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.

It can happen anywhere. Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in a British concentration camp. The Nazis weren't the first to utilize concentration camps. This picture of Lizzie was taken during the Boer War.

British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: British Infantry: Gordon Highlanders

The British Empire, Imperialism, Colonialism, Colonies

The Anglo Boer War. The war in which Britain was as guilty of murder of civilians as Germany during WWii

The Anglo Boer War. The war in which Britain was as guilty of murder of civilians as Germany during WWii

The Boer War (1899-1902) was fought between the British and the Boers (Dutch settlers) in South Africa. The Boers, who were terribly outnumbered, used guerrilla tactics to outwit the British; however, in the end, the Boers lost and their two republics became absorbed by the British into South Africa. Learn more about the Boer War.

The Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902)

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Clan Robertson ( Donnachaidh )A cigarette card of William Robertson from Dumfries who won the Victoria Cross for his heroic actions during the Battle of Elandslaagte, on the October, 1899 during the Second Boer War.

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