British treatment of Boer women and children, 1900. The Boer War saw the first use of the internment of civilians in camps in wartime. The objective of the British was to hamper Men fighting in the field. Scorshed earth policy of lord Kitchener and the British government.

British treatment of Boer women and children, 1900. The Boer War saw the first use of the internment of civilians in camps in wartime. The objective of the British was to hamper Men fighting in the field. Scorshed earth policy of lord Kitchener and the British government.

BATTLE OF SPION KOP 23-24 January 1900. British dead in the trench overlooked by the Boer gun positions

BATTLE OF SPION KOP 23-24 January 1900. British dead in the trench overlooked by the Boer gun positions

A Mess Tin left over from the Boer War at Doornbult which was a British Fort, Concentration Camp and Hospital prior to the relief of Kimberley. The area is littered with relics.

A Mess Tin left over from the Boer War at Doornbult which was a British Fort, Concentration Camp and Hospital prior to the relief of Kimberley. The area is littered with relics.

The British Cemetery on top of Majuba Mountain - This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The British Cemetery on top of Majuba Mountain - This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Women and children were forced to live in flimsy tents with snow on the ground.

Women and children were forced to live in flimsy tents with snow on the ground.

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