Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War. This level of close combat was extremely rare in the Second Boer War. The Boers were adept at retiring from their lines of defense prior to them being over run and were rarely inclined to take their attacks to face to face contact.

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War.

Most Boers were countrymen, running their farms from the back of a pony with a rifle in one hand.  These rural Boers brought a life time of marksmanship to the war, an important advantage further exploited by Joubert’s consignment of smokeless magazine rifles.

Boer mounted riding on commando. Though I am dubious about his coat.

The British Commonwealth in Arms

“ World War I Recruitment Poster ” This poster depicts New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, and South Africa supporting Britain in arms. These British Dominions would eventually contribute more than million service personnel to the.

Boer War - Silver; Anglo-Boer War Medal 1899-1902 Burger A J Willemse

Silver; Anglo-Boer War Medal 1899-1902 Burger A J Willemse

Anglo-Boer War Medal Burger A J Willemse in the Boer War category was sold for on 2 Nov at by WorldinPortrait 1 in Johannesburg

The British Cemetery on top of Majuba Mountain - This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The British Cemetery on top of Majuba Mountain - This Day in History: Feb

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