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Angol-Boer War Rice "Pepperpot" blockhouse and its standard seven-man crew. This style of blockhouse was the most common due to its quick construction and cheap cost versus the stone blockhouse.

The Old English Fort, Cogmanskloof - Langeberg Montagu

The Old English Fort, Cogmanskloof - Langeberg Montagu

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

Fort Mistake blockhouse.

Fort Mistake blockhouse.

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.

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)

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.

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Hartbeespoort towards Greater Hartbeespoort

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