Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died. The humanitarian world was appalled. The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted
Jopie Fourie: Daar gaan ’n man verby
Jopie Fourie (1878-1914), leier van die 1914-Rebellie teen die premier Louis Botha, is op 16 Desember 1914 in die omgewing van Rustenburg gevange geneem. Vandag, 100 jaar gelede, is Fourie weens hoogverraad ter dood veroordeel. Hy was die enigste deelnemer aan dié rebellie wat op hierdie wyse die hoogste prys betaal het, skryf J.B. ROUX.J.B. Roux.
Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War. The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.
Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BETHULIE Kamp/Camp
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