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Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

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…

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wellwornwornwell: “ The Boer Wars: fought in tweed. ”

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The Boer war and South African landscapes ...

This week, I have chosen to analyze Winston S. Churchill's "The Boer War: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March," published in May 1900. There were a number of excerpts that caught my eye in this book, bearing in mind that it is in fact an historical account/report on the Anglo-Boer war, rather than an anthropological account as such. However, I was struck by a description of Cape Town as the ship nears the African continent, "(I) looked long and silently towards the…

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All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville    Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.

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The Irish Brigade who fought alongside the Boers against the British army in the Anglo-Boer War. The commanding officer was Col. Y. Filmore ...

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The Irish Brigade who fought alongside the Boers against the British army in the Anglo-Boer War. The commanding officer was Col. Y. Filmore ...

British Troops on Campaign. Boer war 1901
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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.

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.

Charge of the Boers against British troops, Boer War, South Africa

Charge of the Boers against British troops, Boer War, South Africa

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War
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Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

As promised, this is not a happy story. Some of the photos in this post are disturbing. They break my heart. I hope I do not use them gratuitously. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has a strange hol…

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, 1899-1902.

Boers from a Commando of the Second Boer War

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The Five Most Interesting Conflicts - The Boer Wars

In the second of my five articles looking at military conflicts I am going to consider the wars that took place between 1880 and 1902 at the southern tip of Africa called the Boer Wars.