Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

A boer child, Abraham Carel Wessels in a concentration camp during the Anglo Boer War

A boer child, Abraham Carel Wessels in a concentration camp during the Anglo Boer War

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer war circa 1901. Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp. National Army Museum

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer war circa 1901. Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp. National Army Museum

Boer War Camp Inmates, from Hobhouse, The Brunt  of the War, Metheun 1902

Boer War Camp Inmates, from Hobhouse, The Brunt of the War, Metheun 1902

Boer War 1899-1902 Troops of the Dublin Fusiliers defending a piquet. © IWM (Q 72298) Boer War 1899-1902

Boer War 1899-1902 Troops of the Dublin Fusiliers defending a piquet. © IWM (Q 72298) Boer War 1899-1902

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