this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902). Kruger was born at Bulhoek, on his grandfather's farm in the British Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received…
The Boer War in Colour! Extraordinary black and white photo’s comes to life! – Alternative DNA
It is estimated than more than 40 000 farms were burned by the British. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as "Scorched earth".
Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899
The Battle of Magersfontein in The Boer War 1899 Methuen’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Cronje’s Boers, the Highland Brigade suffering severe loss
A most unusual feature of this type of blockhouse is a pair of angle bastions at diagonally opposite corners, which were designed to provide for the flanking fire along the walls, similar to the function of Machouli galleries on other patterns, but at ground level. This blockhouse was a two level structure with a lookout tower.Witkop Blockhouse - Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments on Waymarking.com