The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902
Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was initiated by the British to keep Boer guerrillas from getting supplies or refuge.
The Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902)
The Boer War (1899-1902) was fought between the British and the Boers (Dutch settlers) in South Africa. The Boers were terribly outnumbered.
Jazz in District Six: The Zambezi Restaurant: part 1 - Celebrating International Jazz Day
Distric Six Cape Town (1964): Pic Ian Bruce Huntley It is written that Cape Town's Zambezi Restaurant in Hanover Street, District Six, first became really popular as a Sunday night jazz venue in 1956 when the second Arab-Israeli war closed the Suez Canal shipping channel. Shiploads of American soldiers in transit would dock in Cape Town, with the bop jazz-lovers among them frequenting District Six, listening to racially mixed groups of South Africans of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other…
Haunting Photos Of History's First Concentration Camps, 40 Years Before The Holocaust
Boer Settlement Taken Over. A native South African family living inside of a British camp. Native families were rounded up and sent into concentration camps of their own to keep them from feeding Boer troops. An estimated 14,154 natives died in the camps. South Africa. Circa 1899-1902.
A postcard tour of old Cape Town
A bunch of 22 old postcards of various scenes in Cape Town gives a fascinating insight into what Cape Town looked like about 100 years ago.
This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa
It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…