While their wives and children were interred in camps in South Africa, Boers captured by the British found themselves shipped overseas for imprisonment. Many followed in Napoleon’s footsteps, housed on the island of Saint Helena, while others ended up in India of the Caribbean. (Imperial War Museum)
These camps were often located in miserable terrain with discarded military tents serving each as the housing for multiple families. Everyone slept on the ground as there were no beds and there were only the most rudimentary sanitary or medical facilities. No fruit, vegetables, or milk was provided by their captors and the detained population often succumbed to disease and malnourishment.