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Boer History

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A Nation & Culture so different

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A South African Air Force Harvard trainer rips up a beach on the Atlantic coast near Saldanha Bay with its propeller tips no more than three feet from the sandy surface. South African Air Force, Aviation Humor, Aviation Technology, Wagon R, Military Photos, Aircraft Design, Photo Story, Vintage Design, Military Aircraft

The impetuosity of youth 1964

These images appeared in a local forum and what follows is the response of the pilot in question. ------------------------------ These pictures were taken 2nd October 64. I was the pilot. The pictures are original and not 'touched up'. The 'Pongos' (Army types) were on a route march from Langebaan by the sea to Saldanha. The previous night in the pub one of them had said: "julle dink julle kan laag vlieg maar julle sal my nooit laat le nie"(You think you can fly low, but you will never make…

It is estimated than more than 40 000 Boer farms were burned by the British during the Boer War. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as “Scorched earth”. War Novels, Lest We Forget, Antique Maps, My Land, African History, Cute Images, Military History, Old Pictures, Historical Photos

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The Boer War in Colour - Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

Boer fighters General Shuman (left) and Commander Botha (right) of the Boer War… John Hay, Ivory Coast, Zulu, My Heritage, My Land, African History, Military History, Warfare, South Africa

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The Boer War in Colour - Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

There were many reports of Boer ammunition failing to explode. It seems likely that this will have been due to a lack of training for the Boer gunners in the use of shells which needed to be fused before firing. Military Photos, Military History, Innocent Child, British Army, African History, Cute Images, World History, Warfare, Photo S

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The Boer War in Colour - Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Boer War Uk History, African History, World History, British Colonial, World War One, American Revolution, Military History, Armed Forces, Historical Photos

I love this picture from the Boer War but can't work out if its staged. It looks real with the casualties

Great Anglo-Boer War, Part I: Triumph of the Boer and his Mauser Rifle Colonial, War Photography, British Army, African History, Military History, World History, Worlds Of Fun, Wwi, Old Pictures

Great Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, Part I: Triumph of the Boer and his Mauser Rifle 1895-1900

Part II, Great Anglo-Boer War, 1900-1902 The Second Anglo-Boer War, or Second Boer War of 1899-1902, brought the British Empire into conflict yet again with the Afrikaner-Boers, the European pioneers of South Africa, who sought independence from England for their brother-nations, the Orange Free State and Transvaal republics. Led by an aging Queen Victoria, Sir Alfred Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa, and Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary, and a slew of regular army generals…

South African War - The Stetson Hat Canadian Soldiers, Canadian Army, Canadian History, British Army, War Horses, Men In Uniform, British Colonial, Modern History, Military History

South African War - The Stetson Hat

Canada and the Boer War 1899-1902, Boer War Uniforms, The Stetson Hat

June 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than Boer War POWs. Camping Set Up, World Conflicts, Cow Boys, Africa Destinations, Family Research, African History, Another World, Military History, Ancestry

June 28, 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than 4,000 Boer War POWs.

TIL that the founder of the Rhodes scholarship Cecil Rhodes was also the founder of the De Beers mining company and also a key figure in setting up apartheid in South Africa John Rhodes, Imperial Design, Africa Continent, Preschool Music, History Online, Old Maps, Interesting History, African History, De Beers

Cecil John Rhodes | South African History Online

Cecil John Rhodes was born on 5 July 1853 in the small hamlet of Bishops Stortford, England. He was the fifth son of Francis William Rhodes and his second wife, Louisa Peacock.

Boeren in battle near Port Natal in the Aglo-Boerwar, November The man on the right is general louis Botha The Siege, The Settlers, Modern Warfare, Views Album, The Twenties, South Africa, Photo Galleries, Two By Two, History

Historical Times

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part...

Winston Churchill, pictured on a horse during the Boer War, promised a train driver he would guarantee his bravery was honoured if he managed to take his train carrying British troops to safety despite being under attack Texas History, British History, Dean Martin, The Lone Ranger, Western Movies, Winston Churchill, Historical Pictures, African History, Military History

Historical Times

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part...

SAAF during the 1966 - 1989 Angola Border War South African Air Force, Apartheid, 1975, My Heritage, Aviation, Hiking, Army, Military, History

SAAF during the 1966 - 1989 Angola Border War / Grens Oorlog

Archive footage of the South African Air Force and its military aircraft during the Angola Grens Oorlog / Border War 1966-1989.A Special thanks to the Swartk...