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Anglo-Boereoorlog. Boereloopgraaftegniek.

Anglo-Boereoorlog. Boereloopgraaftegniek.

Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. Konsentrasiekamp-ellende... ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

Die Nasionale Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein

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…

Wheatlands News

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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

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

British Terrorism against Boer civilians. How Britain destroyed the two Boer republics by starving civilians in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) by Elma Ross. $6.00. 107 pages. Publisher: Amazon; 2 edition (July 14, 2011)

British Terrorism against Boer civilians. How Britain destroyed the two Boer republics by starving civilians in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) by Elma Ross. $6.00. 107 pages. Publisher: Amazon; 2 edition (July 14, 2011)

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…

The Boer Generals at war's end (L to R): Christaan de Wet , Koos de La Rey, and Louis Botha.

The Boer Generals at war's end (L to R): Christaan de Wet , Koos de La Rey, and Louis Botha.

Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: From Stemme uit die Verlede ("Voices from the Past") - a collection of sworn statements by women who were detained in the concentration camps during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: From Stemme uit die Verlede ("Voices from the Past") - a collection of sworn statements by women who were detained in the concentration camps during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

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...

Japie Greyling.Gedurende die AB-oorlog was Japie se pa en 2 broers op kommando teen die Engelse.Hul het op die plaas oornag met die Engelse kort op hul hakke.Kapt Sealy besluit om Japie te ondervra.Japie het geweier om sy vader te verraai, Sealy beveel sy soldate om Japie voor 'n vuurpeleton te laat staan maar hy het sy soldate beveel om te korrel en nie te skiet.Hy het na Japie gegaan, sy hand geskud en weer met sy soldate vertrek.Jare na die oorlog het Sealy steeds vertel vd dapper…

Japie Greyling.Gedurende die AB-oorlog was Japie se pa en 2 broers op kommando teen die Engelse.Hul het op die plaas oornag met die Engelse kort op hul hakke.Kapt Sealy besluit om Japie te ondervra.Japie het geweier om sy vader te verraai, Sealy beveel sy soldate om Japie voor 'n vuurpeleton te laat staan maar hy het sy soldate beveel om te korrel en nie te skiet.Hy het na Japie gegaan, sy hand geskud en weer met sy soldate vertrek.Jare na die oorlog het Sealy steeds vertel vd dapper…