June 28, 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than 4,000 Boer War POWs.
Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 Oct 1854 – 3 Feb 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. De Wet served in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majuba Mountain, in which the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley. He continued his successful career to the end of the Second Boer war, striking heavily where he could and evading every attempt to bring him to bay.
Pretorius: The Fearless & Ferocious Boer Who Created The South African Republic
During this lull in hostilities, the Zulu medicine men created the illusion of invincibility amongst the warriors in a series of pageant-like displays.
Jamestown, Andries Smorenburg, Boer POW outside the Goal
Andries Smorenburg made a crate for himself, marked "Curios”, ”Handle with Care” and “This Side Up” and "mailed" himself from Saint Helena on the Union Castle Mail Ship SS Goth. He prepared his crate by labelling it with a false address in Stroud, Gloucestershire and then packed it with clothing, matches, and enough food and water for 20 days. Armed with a rough map of Southampton dock, he climbed inside and was loaded aboard. Despite his labels the crate was tossed about and overturned on…