Most Boers were countrymen, running their farms from the back of a pony with a rifle in one hand.  These rural Boers brought a life time of marksmanship to the war, an important advantage further exploited by Joubert’s consignment of smokeless magazine rifles.

Boer mounted riding on commando. Though I am dubious about his coat.

Boer volunteers - I like the biltong hanging out to dry behind them.

Boers, Second Boer War African agyterryer. Both sides made extensive use of African laborers and scouts, whilst maintaining the myth of ’the white man’s war’. Volunteer, ‘Chicago Irish-American Corps’, Blake’s Irish Brigade.

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Deneys Reitz Wrote an excellent book about his exploits during the Boer War.

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the…

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War, But the Boers used other arms as well—everything from single-shots to "Long" Lee-Enfields.

British soldiers burning a homestead.British soldiers after a hard days work: burning and looting farmsteads, interspersed with shooting livestock.

Rimington Tigers in a damaged Boer homestead (also known as Rimington’s Guides and then later as Damant’s Horse, were a unit of light horse in the British Army active in the Second

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)

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