Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, About 30 000 women and children perished in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer civilians watch as their house burns from scorched earth tactics by the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902.

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Boer War Picture, The 2nd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles on patrol in South Africa, February - March 1902. Note the rather bedraggled appearance of some of the Stetsons, the Orndorff bandoliers, and Mark 1 Lee-Enfield rifles. This Day in History: Mar 7, 1902:  Battle of Tweebosch, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles on patrol in South Africa, February – March Note the rather bedraggled appearance of some of the Stetsons, the Orndorff bandoliers, and Mark 1 Lee-Enfield rifles.

By 1876, Egypt's ruler, the Khedive Ismail Pasha had run up debts of about £100 million, in spite of Egypt's sale of its holdings in the Suez Canal to Britain in 1875. As a result, he was forced to accept Anglo-French control of his treasury, customs, post offices, railways and ports.   Following riots in Alexandria, heightened tensions and the rise of a nationalist movement led by Ahmad Pasha Al-misri, Britain ordered the bombardment of Alexandria which led to the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882

A cartoon skewers British imperialism in the Middle East. The current tumult in the region today is a direct result of the arbitrary boundaries and divide-and-rule tactics employed by the imperial British and French.

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