Boer

General Joubert, bought Mauser magazine rifles, firing smokeless ammunition, and a number of modern field guns and automatic weapons from the German armaments manufacturer Krupp, the French firm Creusot and the British company Maxim.

An illustration of Boers engaging British forces during the Boer War (1899-1902).

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South Africa became valuable to England after the discoveries of mines and gold. Britain's rule finally became solid after their victory in the Second Boer War.

Boer War Skirmish (Original) art by James McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Koos De La Rey - one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Louis Botha Boer war

Boer War Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.


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