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Boer War Maps - Map of the Boer Republic of Transvaal Showing Blockhouse Lines and South African Constabulary Posts with Dates of Completion...

Boer War Maps - Map of the Boer Republic of Transvaal Showing Blockhouse Lines and South African Constabulary Posts with Dates of Completion...

In addition to the scorched earth policy, a major British tactic to deal with the Boer guerrilla campaign was the construction of thousands of small blockhouses, such as this one, throughout the former Boer Republics, to protect their supply lines. (Imperial War Museum)

In addition to the scorched earth policy, a major British tactic to deal with the Boer guerrilla campaign was the construction of thousands of small blockhouses, such as this one, throughout the former Boer Republics, to protect their supply lines. (Imperial War Museum)

Boer War Maps - Map of the Boer Republic of Orange Free State Showing Blockhouse Lines and South African Constabulary Posts with Dates of Co...

Boer War Maps - Map of the Boer Republic of Orange Free State Showing Blockhouse Lines and South African Constabulary Posts with Dates of Co...

Block house types, all sorts, and map showing the deploy of blockhouse lines AbW

Block house types, all sorts, and map showing the deploy of blockhouse lines AbW

Boer War, 1899-1902. Boer commander Christiaan Rudolf de Wet attempting to lead a column across a railway at night past an armoured train and blockhouse. De Wet (1854-1922) commanded the army of the Orange Free State during the war.

Boer War, 1899-1902. Boer commander Christiaan Rudolf de Wet attempting to lead a column across a railway at night past an armoured train and blockhouse. De Wet (1854-1922) commanded the army of the Orange Free State during the war.