This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Afrikaner Guerillas during Second Boer War by Unknown Artist

Part II, Great Anglo-Boer War, The Second Anglo-Boer War, or Second Boer War of brought the British Empire into conf.

Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

Boer War Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go....

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go.

Boereleiers: Nr.14 ~ Gen. Jan Kock.

From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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