Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).  Fantastiese Vroumens!

Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war Fantastiese Vroumens!

Versatile Biltong recipe from Biltongmakers.Com!

Biltong recipe for the making of VERSATILE BILTONG. This recipe takes a little effort to make but is certainly worth the trouble

Biltong is a South African snack that natives consider to be quite the delightful treat. Some people say it is similar in popularity to chewing gum for Americans. It is cured, seasoned, and sliced meat. Biltong is usually beef, but occasionally other animals such as ostriches. Its fairly similar to beef jerky, though it is thinner and not as sweet. Also, its prepared using a different process.

South African Biltong Air dried meat (beef or venison) _A bit like jerky.

Colonel John E. Blake (1856 - 1907), Irish-American graduate of West Point, U.S. Cavalry officer, and Colonel of the Boer Irish Brigade during the Second Boer War. He with his men, joined Gen. de Wet in the war. A street in Bloemfontein is named after him.

Colonel John E. Blake - Irish-American graduate of West Point, U. Cavalry officer, and Colonel of the Boer Irish Brigade during the Second Boer War. He with his men, joined Gen. de Wet in the war. A street in Bloemfontein is named after him.

Die Erfenis Stigting in elke Boere huis na die Anglo Boere Oorlog

This sketch from my grandparents's ' voorhuis ' Must have been in most post ABW homes.

American volunteers who joined the Boers against the British Empire. Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch, commander of the Irish Brigade, stands in the centre of the back row, wearing a white jacket.

American volunteers who joined the Boers against the British Empire. Arthur Alfred Lynch, commander of the Irish Brigade, stands in the centre of the back row, wearing a white jacket.

Deneys Reitz - At the age of 17, at the start of the Second Boer War, the Field-Cornet's office said he was too young to fight and refused to enlist him. He met his father with the President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, who took him straight to the room of the Commandant-General Piet Joubert. Joubert handed him a new Mauser carbine and a bandolier of ammunition. He and one of his brothers then joined the Boer forces.

Deneys Reitz - At the age of 17, at the start of the Second Boer War, the Field-Cornet's office said he was too young to fight and refused to enlist him. He met his father with the President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, who took him straight to the room of the Commandant-General Piet Joubert. Joubert handed him a new Mauser carbine and a bandolier of ammunition. He and one of his brothers then joined the Boer forces.

Koos de la Rey.  Leeu van die Wes Transvaal.

In Langlaagte later the same evening, Boer War hero General Jacobus Hercules (Koos) De la Rey was on his way to Potchef- stroom accompanied .

Afrikaner Commandos, Second Boer War

Boer War, South Africa: Afrikaner commandos fighting the British army pose for the camera, undated.


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