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…
What the British have done over 700 years to the Irish, they did to the Afrikaners in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War - burning down homesteads, wrecking farms, destroying livestock and molesting the women and children, killing more than 27 000, mostly children, in concentration camps across South Africa.
Battle of Majuba Hill – Historical articles and illustrations
27 February marks the anniversary of the Battle of Majuba Hill, the major battle of the First Boer War, in 1881. The boers won a resounding victory at Majuba Hill The hill, near Volksrust, South Africa, was occupied by British forces under Major-General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, possibly as part of a plan to outflank […]
British Soldiers Firing on the Boers from Orange River Trenches, South Africa, Second Boer War, Stereo Albumen Photograph circa 1900 / Private Collection / J. T. Vintage / Bridgeman Images
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this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger , and affectionately known as Uncle Pa...