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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…

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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...

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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…

EMILY HOBHOUSE: BOER WAR LETTERS edited by Rykie van Reenen Apartheid, African History, Military History, Dutch, My Books, Van, Inspire, Letters, Colour

EMILY HOBHOUSE: BOER WAR LETTERS edited by Rykie van Reenen

Frederick “Fritz” Duquesne, Boer spy known as “the man who killed Kitchener” for his claims that he helped guide the German U-Boat that sunk HMS Hampshire, killing Lord Kitchener and his staff. Safari, African History, British Army, Big Game, World War I, Military History, White Man, Role Models, Spy

Double Agents And Sexy Spies: 4 Real Life Espionage Stories

Spies are in the news right now, which is a good thing, because spies are pretty much the fucking best. Here are some of the most cold-bloodedly badass IRL spies of the last century, up to and including the awesome retro Russian spies who just got caught this week.

Lieutenant General Lord Methuen British commander at the Battle of Magersfontein on December 1899 Military Army, Military History, Black Week, Field Marshal, Armed Conflict, British Colonial, Cute Images, South Africa

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

From soon after its acquisition by Britain during the Napoleonic wars, the southern tip of Africa had been shared between British colonies and independent republics of Dutch–Afrikaner settlers,. Sun Tzu, British Soldier, British Army, Cape Colony, Korean War, Napoleonic Wars, African History, Military History, Historical Photos

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.