Boer War

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Schalk Willem Burger, military commander of the South African Republic during the Second Anglo-Boer War and President of the South African Republic for two years while Paul Kruger was in. Military Photos, Military History, Vietnam War Photos, Interesting History, My Land, African History, British Army, Old West, Popular Culture

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

Van die jongste tot die oudste was ons almal vegsmanne, en ek herhaal maar net… South African Air Force, Armed Conflict, War Photography, British Colonial, Modern Warfare, African History, British Army, Military History, Live

Van die jongste tot die oudste was ons almal vegsmanne, en ek herhaal maar net wat ander van ons gesê het as ek sê dat ons die beste skuts van die wêreld was. Ons Boere het so te sê groot geword met die geweer in die hand en in die saal, en die krygsmantalent was in die Boer se bloed. Dis iets wat hy oorgeërf het van sy voorouers, wat die eienskap verwerf het deur hul alledaagse leefwyse."

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, People Of Interest, Head Of State, First Prime Minister, 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.

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the Anglo-Boer War African History, Women In History, National History Day, The Settlers, History Projects, Lest We Forget, New World Order, My Land, Back In The Day

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

As promised, this is not a happy story. Some of the photos in this post are disturbing. They break my heart. I hope I do not use them gratuitously. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has a strange hol…

Stones for my father / Trilby Kent / This meticulously researched novel about a white Afrikaner girl caught up in the Boer War at the turn of the century brings to light a hitherto overlooked aspect of South African history. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Africa Map, South Africa, Kids Writing, Historical Fiction, Book Authors, My Father

Stones for My Father

Corlie Roux's farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds

Women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer War. Nasa History, History Facts, Florence, War Novels, Northampton Town, The Settlers, History Projects, Medical History, African History

Famous Personages from the Boer War

Several people made comments on the recent Conan Doyle post regarding the Boer War, so the conflict was on my mind. If you're not famil...

Emily Hobhouse word onthou in Afrikaner geskiedenis as 'n heldin. Sy maak aan die wêreld die haglike omstandighede van die kampe bekend en is tot so mate suksesvol dat sy op een stadium verbied word om voet aan wal in SA te sit. African History, Women In History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Powerful Women, Role Models, World War, Change The World, South Africa

Emily Hobhouse - Wikipedia

Emily Hobhouse protested South African concentration camps. Ghandi was a fan.