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Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

St. Helena - Cronje General Piet Cronje commandant general of the Traansvaal Republic and his wife Hester were transported along with 1000 prisoners of war from Capetown to St Helena in the Bermudas where Napoleon Bonaparte died in 1821.

St. Helena - Cronje General Piet Cronje commandant general of the Traansvaal Republic and his wife Hester were transported along with 1000 prisoners of war from Capetown to St Helena in the Bermudas where Napoleon Bonaparte died in 1821.

BOER WAR A 4.7 inch gun known as 'Joe Chamberlain' firing during the barrage of Magersfontein. The barrage was one of the biggest since Sevastopol but only served to warn the Boers of the imminence of British attack. THE SECOND ANGLO - BOER WAR, SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902

THE SECOND ANGLO - BOER WAR, SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902

Q 82943. A 4.7 inch gun known as 'Joe Chamberlain' firing during the barrage of Magersfontein. The barrage was one of the biggest since Sevastopol but only served to warn the Boers of the imminence of British attack

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.

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…

General CR De Wet | Anglo-Boer War Museum Christiaan Rudolph de Wet was born at Leeukop in the Smithfield district on 7 October 1854 and died at Klipfontein, Dewetsdorp on 3 February, 1922.

Afrikaner soldiers in the Anglo Boer War

A Fork in the Road

Book Drum’s illustrated guide to A Fork in the Road by André Brink

Second Boer War National Women's Monument The Women's Monument or Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is a monument commemorating the suffering of some 27,000 Boer women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Second Boer War. The Monument is a Provincial Heritage Site in the Free State.

Second Boer War

The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, literally "Second Freedom War") was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the United Kingdom and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and Orange Free State. The British war effort w...