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Jameson Raid - Wikipedia
Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit as pictured here were two British leaders in the Raid of Jamestown in South African Republic. This area was ripe with gold, and British people wanted it. Eventually, Jameson raiders exchanged fire with the Boers losing around thirty men in the battle for the gold. This conflict was a failed attempt by the British South Africa Company and the Johannesburg Reform Committee to overthrow the Boer government and seize control of the gold.
Julius Wernher -Born in Darmstadt, Hessewas the son of a railway engineer of Protestant stock. He was educated at Frankfurt-am-Main, where he entered a banking house. , he moved to London at the age of 21. His talent for business was spotted by a diamond dealer named Jules Porgès of London and Paris, who sent Wernher in 1873 as his agent to the diamond mines of Kimberley, South Africa to buy and export diamonds. Wernher bought up mining interests see link