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…
The Boers Wars
An excellent set of Resources that will make your students understand the reason for the first and second Boer Wars. The power point presentation is full of maps, class activities and questions that can be answered with the aid of two information sheets that are also attached. Download and enjoy you...
Boer War Art Poetry and History
Read this newspaper clip below – where an Englishman described how kind the Boers were and that everything that was said in England about the Boers, was not true. From the Boer War Facebook p…
Double Agents And Sexy Spies: 4 Real Life Espionage Stories
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The 6 Commanders Whose Incompetence Nearly Lost Britain the Second Boer War
“The Boers are not like the Sudanese, who stood up to a fair fight. They are always running away on their little ponies.” - General Kitchener, 1900 The
October 11, 1899. The South African Boer War begins between the British Empire and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery policies.