The Boers & the British

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The unequal struggle

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Boers hauling a heavy gun up a mountain at the Battle of Spion Kop on January 1900 in the Boer War British Army Uniform, British Soldier, D Day Normandy, World Conflicts, British Colonial, African History, Military History, World War Two, South Africa

Battle of Spion Kop

The iconic British defeat on 24th January 1900, during Buller’s second and disastrous attempt to cross the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith in the Great Boer War

Men of the First Battalion the Rifle Brigade before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899 British Armed Forces, British Soldier, British Army, Military Photos, Military History, World Conflicts, Vintage Dance, War Photography, British Colonial

Fascinating rare photographs show soldiers in Boer War

The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902.

Lancashire Fusiliers at Gallipoli await the order to attack

2nd Bn XX The Lancashire Fusiliers. South Africa

With the shape of the helmets, this photo looks to represent some American Soldiers climbing out of a trench during WWI. Wilhelm Ii, Kaiser Wilhelm, World War One, First World, Churchill, Ww1 Photos, Photographs, Fear Of Flying, Paintings

What led to the Great War?

Hamilton’s and Herwig’s Thesis Professor’s Richard F. Hamilton and Holger H. Herwig both convincingly support their thesis that it was not the myriad set of circumstances, or sentiments, that led t…

Brothers in arms

Boer Comando

Members of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment and New York Engineers at the Siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. Photograph, the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. World War One, Second World, First World, Military Photos, Military History, British History, American History, Morris Island, War Photography

The Serving Soldier : Tirah - Photographic Journalism (Part 1)

British; King's Own Scottish Borderers at Arhanga Pass. Tirah Campaign 1897

Soldiers of the Queen - Boer War Officer, Cape Town

Boer War Officer, Cape Town

 The Gordons moving into position for the assault on the Heights. They are carrying their rolled greatcoat, mess tins and waterrbottle but no valise. Pax Britannica, Highlanders, British Colonial, King Of Kings, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Travel, Military History, Armed Forces, Far Away

Gordon Highlanders moving forward. The Gordons moving into position for the assault on the Heights. They are carrying their rolled greatcoat, mess tins and waterrbottle but no valise. Dargai, 18th Oct 1897.

Ordnance BL 12 pounder 6 cwt 1894 - 1916 Used by--British Empire Wars--Second Boer War--World War I Royal Horse Artillery, Steampunk Airship, World Conflicts, British Colonial, My Land, British Army, World War I, Military History, Cannon

The Ordnance BL 12 pounder 6 cwt provided the main British firepower during the Second Boer War

This Day in History: Aug The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends Armed Conflict, Teaching History, My Land, Zulu, My Heritage, Soldiers, South Africa, Battle, Two By Two

This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends

The Battle of Elands River was an engagement of the Second Boer War that took place between 4 and 16 August 1900 in western Transvaal. The battle was fought by the Elands River between a force of 2,000 to 3,000 Boers who attacked a garrison of 500 Australian, Rhodesian, Canadian and British soldiers, who were stationed at Brakfontein Drift near the Elands River to act as a garrison for a British supply dump. Over the course of 13 days, the garrison was heavily shelled and attacked with small…