Jan Smuts and other Boer fighters near the end of the Boer War in 1902.

Jan Smuts and other Boer fighters near the end of the Boer War in 1902.

This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

This Day in History: Sep 11, 1950: Jan Smuts, statesman, military leader & philosopher, dies

Jan Smuts House Museum. Irene, Pretoria. (Many happy memories for me.)

Jan Smuts House Museum. Irene, Pretoria. (Many happy memories for me.)

Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS, PC (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He served in the First World War and as a British field marshal in the Second World War.

Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS, PC (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He served in the First World War and as a British field marshal in the Second World War.

Future Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts and his commandos during the Boer War.

Future Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts and his commandos during the Boer War.

Jan Smuts and Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret on their visit to South Africa.

Jan Smuts and Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret on their visit to South Africa.

Five Commonwealth Prime Ministers and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, during a halt of the train taking them to inspect Allied troops just before the Normandy Landings. From left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King (PM of Canada), Winston Churchill (PM of the UK), Peter Fraser (PM of New Zealand), Eisenhower, Godfrey Huggins (PM of Southern Rhodesia) and Jan Christian Smuts (PM of South Africa). Photographer unidentified.

Five Commonwealth Prime Ministers and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, during a halt of the train taking them to inspect Allied troops just before the Normandy Landings. From left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King (PM of Canada), Winston Churchill (PM of the UK), Peter Fraser (PM of New Zealand), Eisenhower, Godfrey Huggins (PM of Southern Rhodesia) and Jan Christian Smuts (PM of South Africa). Photographer unidentified.

My mom took this photo in 1947 during Queen Elizabeth's tour of South Africa. It shows Field Marshall Smuts introducing her to some'Oud-Stryders" of the ABW

My mom took this photo in 1947 during Queen Elizabeth's tour of South Africa. It shows Field Marshall Smuts introducing her to some'Oud-Stryders" of the ABW


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Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts... | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Jan Smuts House Museum. Irene, Pretoria. (Many happy memories for me.)

Jan Smuts House Museum. Irene, Pretoria. (Many happy memories for me.)

Five Commonwealth Prime Ministers and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, during a halt of the train taking them to inspect Allied troops just before the Normandy Landings. From left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King (PM of Canada), Winston Churchill (PM of the UK), Peter Fraser (PM of New Zealand), Eisenhower, Godfrey Huggins (PM of Southern Rhodesia) and Jan Christian Smuts (PM of South Africa). Photographer unidentified.

Five Commonwealth Prime Ministers and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, during a halt of the train taking them to inspect Allied troops just before the Normandy Landings. From left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King (PM of Canada), Winston Churchill (PM of the UK), Peter Fraser (PM of New Zealand), Eisenhower, Godfrey Huggins (PM of Southern Rhodesia) and Jan Christian Smuts (PM of South Africa). Photographer unidentified.

Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, standing in front of a Lockheed Lodestar aircraft of No. 234 Squadron SAAF.

Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, standing in front of a Lockheed Lodestar aircraft of No. 234 Squadron SAAF.

Future Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts and his commandos during the Boer War.

Future Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts and his commandos during the Boer War.

Allied leaders - Jan Christiaan Smuts (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. He was the only person to sign each of the peace treaties ending the First and Second World Wars. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He was a supporter of racial segregation and white minority rule.

Allied leaders - Jan Christiaan Smuts (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. He was the only person to sign each of the peace treaties ending the First and Second World Wars. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He was a supporter of racial segregation and white minority rule.

Jan Smuts, South African prime minister, in 1947

Jan Smuts, South African prime minister, in 1947

A memorial to Field Marshal, The Right Honourable, Jan Smuts OM, CH, ED, PC, KC, FRS at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa

A memorial to Field Marshal, The Right Honourable, Jan Smuts OM, CH, ED, PC, KC, FRS at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa

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