This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

1972 i joined this movement at Anton van Wouw Laerskool Groenkloof Pretoria. This Day in History: Sep Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Boer soldiers. Men of iron

A couple of fierce looking Boer Commandos South Africa - 1900

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

Of the slightly more than women and children placed in these camps…

Genl Koos de la Rey 22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914 was 'n genl gedurende 2de Vryheidsoorlog en word geag as een van die grootste militêre leiers tydens daardie konflik.De la Rey was beroemd vir sy rare gedrag teenoor sy vyande. 'n Voorbeeld: by Tweebosch op die 7/3 waar hy Lt-genl Methuen met van sy troepe gevange geneem het. Die troepe is teruggestuur en Methuen is vrygelaat omdat hy erg gewond is, De la Rey meen dat hy sou doodgaan sonder die mediese dienste wat Britte op daardie stadium kon…

Generaal J. de la Rey - Boereleier in die Anglo-boere oorlog.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

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