South Africa became valuable to England after the discoveries of mines and gold. Britain's rule finally became solid after their victory in the Second Boer War.

Boer War Skirmish (Original) art by James McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

Hierdie foto van Kruger wat in 1864 geneem is hang in Krugerhuis in Pretoria. this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

Hierdie foto van Kruger wat in 1864 geneem is hang in Krugerhuis in Pretoria. this Day in History: Oct Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

A Study of the British Officer on Active Service in South Africa 1899 – 1902.—An impressive officer of the Seaforth Highlanders wearing a drab serge doublet and breeches. Note the double button closure of the breast pockets. (Photo: James Holt collection)

A Study of the British Officer on Active Service in South Africa 1899 – impressive officer of the Seaforth Highlanders wearing a drab serge doublet and breeches. Note the double button closure of the breast pockets.

Morris Boer War - Towse by cigcardpix, via Flickr

Morris Cigarettes "Boer War (set of 20 issued in "How Captain Towse (Gordon Highlanders) won his Victoria Cross"

Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant (9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname "The Breaker". During service in the Second Boer War, Morant participated in the summary execution of several Boer prisoners and the killing of a German missionary, Daniel Heese, who had been a witness to the shootings. His actions led to his controversial court-martial and execution for murder.

Military history of Australia during the Second Boer War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475) pic.twitter.com/L0H2U1PR3u

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Stone blockhouse at Waterval North occupied by the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q With a man beside it, providing scale, I see they weren't as large as I'd imagined. The Vaalwater Blockhouse will be VERY atypical.

Colour Sergeant (Later Major, DCM) Albert Cooke-Russell, Royal Scots, Boer War

Colour Sergeant (Later Major, DCM) Albert Cooke-Russell, Royal Scots, Boer War

Majuba Hill, where 150 Boer volunteers defeated 600 British soldiers. #war #history

Majuba Hill, where 150 Boer volunteers defeated 600 British soldiers.

http://www.goldiproductions.com/angloboerwarmuseum/images/boer/photos_bw/fake_skirmish_worcestersw.jpg

http://www.goldiproductions.com/angloboerwarmuseum/images/boer/photos_bw/fake_skirmish_worcestersw.jpg

British detachment from the Naval Brigade using The 1895 Model Colt machine gun. 2nd Boer War 1901

British detachment from the Naval Brigade using The 1895 Model Colt machine gun.

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