Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War
Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the
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Spion Kop Battlefield, South Africa Where the Boers Defeated the British. [The Battle of Spion Kop (Dutch: Slag bij Spionkop; Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km (24 mi) west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop(1) along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900. It was fought between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one hand and British forces during the Second Boer War campaign to relieve Ladysmith].
The battle of ISANDLWANA : Jan. 22, 1879 South Africa The battle at ISANDLWANA stunned the world. It was unthinkable that a "NATIVE" Army armed substantially with stabbing weapons could defeat the troops of a western power/british armed with modern rifles and artillery, let alone wipe it out.
Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war