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.

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.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, The Boers were notoriously excellent marksmen, especially on horseback.

Boer General Tobias Smuts with his Danish Krag-Jorgensen rifle

Jan Smuts in the field. Jan Smuts, Boer general and future Prime Minister

Andries Venter, body guard to president Paul Kruger in Anglo Boer War. Over 7 ft tall!

Andries Venter, body guard to president Paul Kruger in Anglo Boer War. Over 7 ft tall!

Louis Botha - Project Gutenberg eText 16462 - Louis Botha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

Commandant-General P.J. Joubert, circa 1880  By kind permission of the National Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, Pretoria. This Day in History: Feb 8, 1881: Boers defeat British in the Battle of Ingogo (Battle of Schuinshoogte) http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Commandant-General P. Joubert, circa 1880 By kind permission of the National Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, Pretoria. This Day in History: Feb Boers defeat British in the Battle of Ingogo (Battle of Schuinshoogte)

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