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Berig oor die AB oorlog...kyk bietjie hoe positief die skrywer oor die Boere se karakter is....

Berig oor die AB oorlog...kyk bietjie hoe positief die skrywer oor die Boere se karakter is....

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Emily returned to England to campaign against "a gigantic and grievous blunder caused by  crass male ignorance, helplessness and muddling." Her militancy brought the scorn of the British people who called her hysterical, a rebel, liar, enemy of the…

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I remember when I was about 10 years old, my brother gave me four books... one was The Hobbit and the others were the Lord of the Rings ...

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 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

This sketch from my grandparents's ' voorhuis '   Must have been in most post ABW homes...

This sketch from my grandparents's ' voorhuis ' Must have been in most post ABW homes...

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

South African leader Jan C. Smuts 1944 TIME cover art by Boris Chaliapin

South African leader Jan C. Smuts 1944 TIME cover art by Boris Chaliapin

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.

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.

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians.  At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Famous Personages from the Boer War

Several people made comments on the recent Conan Doyle post regarding the Boer War, so the conflict was on my mind. If you're not famil...

British piquet at Belfast, Transvaal Province © IWM (Q 72411) Boer War 1899-1902

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Field Marshal the Right Honourable Jan Christian Smuts (1870–1950)

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Artists & Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War by Ryno Greenwall

Artists & Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War by Ryno Greenwall

In die Konsentrasiekamp -Jeugherinneringe van Danie van Zyl

In die Konsentrasiekamp -Jeugherinneringe van Danie van Zyl