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Boer war

British troops shooting Boer cattle in a kraal

Battle of Modder River The Boer War

Lord Methuen’s encounter battle at the Modder River, fought on 28th November 1899, as the British advanced to relieve Kimberley.

Herbegrafnis van Kommandant JOPIE FOURIE.

Herbegrafnis van Kommandant JOPIE FOURIE.

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, in South Africa, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War

Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the

An excellent set of Resources that will make your students understand the reason for the first and second Boer Wars. The power point presentation is full of maps, class activities and questions that can be answered with the aid of two information sheets that are also attached. Download and enjoy you...

The Boers Wars

An excellent set of Resources that will make your students understand the reason for the first and second Boer Wars. The power point presentation is full of maps, class activities and questions that can be answered with the aid of two information sheets that are also attached. Download and enjoy you...

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

Methuen’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Cronje’s Boers on 11th December 1899; the Highland Brigade suffering severe loss: the second battle of 'Black Week'

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War

South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War

Boer civilians, probably a mother and her children, in a British concentration camp. Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902

Boer War – Chessalee

Posts about Boer War written by Nikita

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa - It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

Europe forgot about the genocide of the Boers // Europe again "forgot" about the genocide of the Boers at the beginning of the XX century. Pope Francis on Sunday honoured the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." "Why Europe has forgotten us? .." - Asks 27.000 Boer's women and children who died in British concentration camps.

Europe forgot about the genocide of the Boers // Europe again "forgot" about the genocide of the Boers at the beginning of the XX century. Pope Francis on Sunday honoured the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." "Why Europe has forgotten us? .." - Asks 27.000 Boer's women and children who died in British concentration camps.

SWA

ONGWEDIVA By this time the alphabet had run out, so it was decided to give the six combat teams, stationed at Ongwediva (Zulu 1) in Ovamboland different call signs. A base for stores was opened at Ongwediva because the facilities at Oshakati were full. The six combat teams were: Zulu 1 Delta - (Z1D) Zulu 1 Hotel - Fish Eagle - (Z1H) Zulu 1 India - Warthog - Onguluwe Zulu 1 Juliet - Caracal Zulu 1 Mike Zulu 1 Sierra

ONGWEDIVA By this time the alphabet had run out, so it was decided to give the six combat teams, stationed at Ongwediva (Zulu 1) in Ovamboland different call signs. A base for stores was opened at Ongwediva because the facilities at Oshakati were full. The six combat teams were: Zulu 1 Delta - (Z1D) Zulu 1 Hotel - Fish Eagle - (Z1H) Zulu 1 India - Warthog - Onguluwe Zulu 1 Juliet - Caracal Zulu 1 Mike Zulu 1 Sierra

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KAVANGO (RUNDU) The Koevoet reconnaissance team also had a shoulder flash with a cheetah upon it, with one of the flashes having Etotongwe (Ovambo for cheetah) written upon the shoulder flash. The call signs and Koevoet names of the eight combat teams of the Kavango stationed at Rundu Zulu - 4 were as follows: Zulu 4 Delta - Thunder and Lightning – Ruvadi (Z4D) Zulu 4 Echo - Leopard – Ongua (Z4E) Zulu 4 Foxtrot - (Casspir) (Z4F) Zulu 4 Hotel - Cape hunting dog or wild dog – Mbindi (Z4H) Zulu

KAVANGO (RUNDU) The Koevoet reconnaissance team also had a shoulder flash with a cheetah upon it, with one of the flashes having Etotongwe (Ovambo for cheetah) written upon the shoulder flash. The call signs and Koevoet names of the eight combat teams of the Kavango stationed at Rundu Zulu - 4 were as follows: Zulu 4 Delta - Thunder and Lightning – Ruvadi (Z4D) Zulu 4 Echo - Leopard – Ongua (Z4E) Zulu 4 Foxtrot - (Casspir) (Z4F) Zulu 4 Hotel - Cape hunting dog or wild dog – Mbindi (Z4H) Zulu

-Happiness Is 100 Confirmed Kills ! This former Koevoet Member , Tekkies la Roux ,had his first 100 in 1982 or 1983 !

-Happiness Is 100 Confirmed Kills ! This former Koevoet Member , Tekkies la Roux ,had his first 100 in 1982 or 1983 !

Getting fit

Getting fit

Koevoet, South Africa.

Koevoet, South Africa.

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO. Once we were young

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO

32 Battalion. From 1978 SWAPO adopted the tactic of

SADF Bush War. Koevoet, a Unit that Operated Against SWAPO in Namibia

SADF Bush War. Koevoet, a Unit that Operated Against SWAPO in Namibia

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO

32 Battalion. From 1978 SWAPO adopted the tactic of

historywars: South african border Photos - British Eevee

Eyes to the Skies

historywars: “South african border Photos ”

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO

TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO

32 Battalion. From 1978 SWAPO adopted the tactic of

Angola

Col. Archie Moore leads the joint military monitoring commission on an inspection of the SADF built pontoon bridge crossing the Kavango river . With him are once enemies from Cuba, Russia, FAPLA . On this day and at this time Southern Africa would change forever. The SADF would withdraw, so too would the Cuban Fapla Plan forces. SWA/Namibia would then implement resolution 435 and the war would come to an end. Photo courtesy Outapi War Museum. Story for the South African Legion Peter Dickens

Col. Archie Moore leads the joint military monitoring commission on an inspection of the SADF built pontoon bridge crossing the Kavango river . With him are once enemies from Cuba, Russia, FAPLA . On this day and at this time Southern Africa would change forever. The SADF would withdraw, so too would the Cuban Fapla Plan forces. SWA/Namibia would then implement resolution 435 and the war would come to an end. Photo courtesy Outapi War Museum. Story for the South African Legion Peter Dickens

In Angola

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

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The Angolan Civil War (1975-2002): A Brief History | South African History Online

The Angolan Civil War (1975-2002): A Brief History | South African History Online

The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe and Angola.

Captured. So not only SA had armoured wheeled troop carriers

Captured. So not only SA had armoured wheeled troop carriers

Angolan Russian tank captured by SADF

Angolan Russian tank captured by SADF

SADF Ratels & Olifant Tanks in Angola.

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Attack on Cassinga (DVD)

Attack on Cassinga (DVD)

The paratrooper is the elite element of any army, The 'para' is handpicked, formidable and highly trained, using the element of surprise in his attack. He is generally outnumbered in the field, relying on his personal skill and courage to succeed. On 4th May 1978, the South African Defence Force carried out its first ever completely airborne combat mission onto the town of Cassinga. At that period in time, Cassinga was the northern headquarters of the South West African Peoples Organisation…

Kunene river

Kunene river

Soviets and Angolans on a visit to southern Angola in 1984.

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Союз Ветеранов Анголы

Soviet Angola veteran Igor Bukashev poses outside the "villa DHW" in Luanda, Angola with a Cuban guard.

Soviet Angola veteran Igor Bukashev poses outside the "villa DHW" in Luanda, Angola with a Cuban guard.

Early Op into Angola. Captured Russian artillery.

Early Op into Angola. Captured Russian artillery.

Mercenary Andrew McKenzie on trial, shortly before his execution in Angola. 1976. Imgur.

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Post with 0 votes and 11457 views. Mercenary Andrew McKenzie shortly before execution in Angola. 1976.

Casspir hit by RPG which were loaded with C4,grenades and ammo between Cassinga and Jamba

Casspir hit by RPG which were loaded with C4,grenades and ammo between Cassinga and Jamba

Soviet Lieutenant Colonel D. Gukov poses during an offensive on Mavinga, Angola. Photograph taken sometime during 1984.

Soviet Lieutenant Colonel D. Gukov poses during an offensive on Mavinga, Angola. Photograph taken sometime during 1984.

Kwe was hit on rhs of engine by a T55. Engine was totalled as was front axle. Chassis beams blown out to the left. It was difficult to recover as normal anchor points were gone.

Kwe was hit on rhs of engine by a T55. Engine was totalled as was front axle. Chassis beams blown out to the left. It was difficult to recover as normal anchor points were gone.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban soldiers pose for a group photograph near Cuito Cuanavale. Photograph taken in April 1988.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban soldiers pose for a group photograph near Cuito Cuanavale. Photograph taken in April 1988.

Soviet helicopter gunship crew in Angola sometime between January 1988 and December 1989.

Soviet helicopter gunship crew in Angola sometime between January 1988 and December 1989.

Soviet officers pose at a reinforced position somewhere near the River Lomba after a gargantuan South African attack. Photo taken on October 30th, 1987.

Soviet officers pose at a reinforced position somewhere near the River Lomba after a gargantuan South African attack. Photo taken on October 30th, 1987.

Angolan and Soviet combat engineers repair a bridge over the River "Kuito" [sic] a week after it was sabotaged. Dated sometime in April 1987.

Angolan and Soviet combat engineers repair a bridge over the River "Kuito" [sic] a week after it was sabotaged. Dated sometime in April 1987.

Cuban/Russian Bunker at Cuito Cuanavale 1988 203BN SWATF

Cuban/Russian Bunker at Cuito Cuanavale 1988 203BN SWATF

Angolan Special Forces pose with Soviet officer in Angola in 1986.

Angolan Special Forces pose with Soviet officer in Angola in 1986.

Angolan and Cuban soldiers deploy into action from their bunker in Angola. Precise date and exact location unknown.

Angolan and Cuban soldiers deploy into action from their bunker in Angola. Precise date and exact location unknown.

A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale. Date sometime in 1988.

A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale. Date sometime in 1988.

Angolan and Cuban soldiers confer somewhere in Angola. Precise location and year unknown.

Angolan and Cuban soldiers confer somewhere in Angola. Precise location and year unknown.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban officers pose for a group photograph in Angola sometime during 1985.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban officers pose for a group photograph in Angola sometime during 1985.

"This Is Not a Drill". Angola, 1982. Photograph by Ernesto Fernandez Nogueras. Cuban soldiers rush to deploy.

"This Is Not a Drill". Angola, 1982. Photograph by Ernesto Fernandez Nogueras. Cuban soldiers rush to deploy.

Cuban soldier during the Angolan war. Ernesto Fernandez was the only…

Subasta Cuba : CUBA ANGOLA WAR CASTRO AFRICA 4 ORIGINALS PHOTOS CUBAN

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Soviet advisor Tatyana Davydova poses with an Angolan soldier in Angola.

Soviet advisor Tatyana Davydova poses with an Angolan soldier in Angola.

South Africa Angola bush war - Hendri grew up close enough to hear the mortars fall.

South Africa Angola bush war - Hendri grew up close enough to hear the mortars fall.

Portuguese Soldiers during the African Colonial conflict (61-74) wearing m64 vertical lizard "Angolan" pattern camo uniforms with m64 webbing kit and G3 rifles.

Portuguese Soldiers during the African Colonial conflict (61-74) wearing m64 vertical lizard "Angolan" pattern camo uniforms with m64 webbing kit and G3 rifles.

Oshakati sector 10

Oshakati sector 10

And I was there..'77, '79, '81, '82....

And I was there..'77, '79, '81, '82....

Omega 201 Bn landmine casualties

Omega 201 Bn landmine casualties

1981 Captured insurgents

1981 Captured insurgents

Okalongo

Okalongo

61 Mech Oshivello 1979

61 Mech Oshivello 1979

Pieces left from Buffel after hitting a mine

Pieces left from Buffel after hitting a mine

A South African "Ratel" AIFV captured by Cuban forces after The Battle of Chip Cunene. Date: June 27th, 1988. Soviet officers pose in photo.

A South African "Ratel" AIFV captured by Cuban forces after The Battle of Chip Cunene. Date: June 27th, 1988. Soviet officers pose in photo.

The Second Attack on Tumpo: Historical Account

The Second Attack on Tumpo: Historical Account

201 Bn returning from Angola

201 Bn returning from Angola

This photo was taken about the fourth day after SADF had attacked Onjiva in Operation Protea.. Bats and Ratels had spent 3 days clearing the trenches of the big Fapla base next to the airport...tons of captured Soviet weapons and equipment was brought together and driven/loaded back to SA.

This photo was taken about the fourth day after SADF had attacked Onjiva in Operation Protea.. Bats and Ratels had spent 3 days clearing the trenches of the big Fapla base next to the airport...tons of captured Soviet weapons and equipment was brought together and driven/loaded back to SA.

Mozambique

Rio dos Bons Sinais: Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Uma história sobre um dos meus Heróis de sempre. O lendário "Comandante Roxo" Com ...

Rio dos Bons Sinais: Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Uma história sobre um dos meus Heróis de sempre. O lendário "Comandante Roxo" Com ...

Congo

Katanga 1960-63: Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation That Waged War on the World

SAVING SANDOVAL Reveals the True Story of the U.S. Army Sniper Tried For Murder After A Shooting on the Battlefields of Iraq • WildBlue Press

Find out the story behind the U.S. Army Sniper charged with murder on the battlefield in new #truecrime book, SAVING SANDOVAL!

British troops shooting Boer cattle in a kraal

Battle of Modder River The Boer War

Lord Methuen’s encounter battle at the Modder River, fought on 28th November 1899, as the British advanced to relieve Kimberley.

Herbegrafnis van Kommandant JOPIE FOURIE.

Herbegrafnis van Kommandant JOPIE FOURIE.

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, in South Africa, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War

Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the

An excellent set of Resources that will make your students understand the reason for the first and second Boer Wars. The power point presentation is full of maps, class activities and questions that can be answered with the aid of two information sheets that are also attached. Download and enjoy you...

The Boers Wars

An excellent set of Resources that will make your students understand the reason for the first and second Boer Wars. The power point presentation is full of maps, class activities and questions that can be answered with the aid of two information sheets that are also attached. Download and enjoy you...

Rio dos Bons Sinais: Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Uma história sobre um dos meus Heróis de sempre. O lendário "Comandante Roxo" Com ...

Rio dos Bons Sinais: Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Na Guerra do Ultramar - Francisco Daniel Roxo

Uma história sobre um dos meus Heróis de sempre. O lendário "Comandante Roxo" Com ...

Col. Archie Moore leads the joint military monitoring commission on an inspection of the SADF built pontoon bridge crossing the Kavango river . With him are once enemies from Cuba, Russia, FAPLA . On this day and at this time Southern Africa would change forever. The SADF would withdraw, so too would the Cuban Fapla Plan forces. SWA/Namibia would then implement resolution 435 and the war would come to an end. Photo courtesy Outapi War Museum. Story for the South African Legion Peter Dickens

Col. Archie Moore leads the joint military monitoring commission on an inspection of the SADF built pontoon bridge crossing the Kavango river . With him are once enemies from Cuba, Russia, FAPLA . On this day and at this time Southern Africa would change forever. The SADF would withdraw, so too would the Cuban Fapla Plan forces. SWA/Namibia would then implement resolution 435 and the war would come to an end. Photo courtesy Outapi War Museum. Story for the South African Legion Peter Dickens

In Angola

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

Methuen’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Cronje’s Boers on 11th December 1899; the Highland Brigade suffering severe loss: the second battle of 'Black Week'

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War

South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War

Boer civilians, probably a mother and her children, in a British concentration camp. Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902

Boer War – Chessalee

Posts about Boer War written by Nikita

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa - It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

Europe forgot about the genocide of the Boers // Europe again "forgot" about the genocide of the Boers at the beginning of the XX century. Pope Francis on Sunday honoured the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." "Why Europe has forgotten us? .." - Asks 27.000 Boer's women and children who died in British concentration camps.

Europe forgot about the genocide of the Boers // Europe again "forgot" about the genocide of the Boers at the beginning of the XX century. Pope Francis on Sunday honoured the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." "Why Europe has forgotten us? .." - Asks 27.000 Boer's women and children who died in British concentration camps.

Katanga 1960-63: Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation That Waged War on the World

SAVING SANDOVAL Reveals the True Story of the U.S. Army Sniper Tried For Murder After A Shooting on the Battlefields of Iraq • WildBlue Press

Find out the story behind the U.S. Army Sniper charged with murder on the battlefield in new #truecrime book, SAVING SANDOVAL!