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History - The Boer Wars

Explore the first and second Boer Wars. Why did these wars shake the British military so badly they affected the tactics employed for World War One?

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later. Military Photos, Military History, Union Of South Africa, First Prime Minister, Head Of State, People Of Interest, Second World, African History, World History

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, The Boers were notoriously excellent marksmen, especially on horseback. Military Photos, Military History, British Colonial, African History, Special Forces, Armed Forces, Warfare, South Africa, British Army

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.