This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Mrs. Millicent Garrett Fawcett, British suffragette and feminist

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett MBE June 1847 – 5 August - suffragist, writer, college co-founder, assistant to her blind husband, MP Henry Fawcett

The Welshmen at Rorke's Drift: Men of the 24th Regiment in the Anglo-Zulu War. Trooper William James Clarke of the Natal Mounted Police described in his diary that "altogether we buried 375 Zulus and some wounded were thrown into the grave. Seeing the manner in which our wounded had been mutilated after being dragged from the hospital... we were very bitter and did not spare wounded Zulus".

The Welshmen at Rorke's Drift: Men of the Regiment in the Anglo-Zulu War…

Great style shown here by one of the 'Bittereinders' - during 1905 Anglo Boer War.

"Great style shown here by one of the 'Bittereinders' - during 1905 Anglo Boer War."- i would like to clarify the war ended in 1901

Boer war

Boer war: "Ons is die Boere van Transvaal se velde, ons sal lewe ons sal sterwe vir ons land.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

Nick Britten on

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.

View of civilian refugees on the first train out of Kimberley after the lifting of the Siege of Kimberley during the Boer War in South Africa, February 22, 1900. Published by Underwood and Underwood.

View of civilian refugees on the first train out of Kimberley after the lifting of the Siege of Kimberley during the Second Boer War in South Africa, February Published by Underwood and.

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