British soldiers cross a river during the Boer War circa 1900

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2nd Bn. The Black Watch Peshawar, 1906 pictures from my collection. - Page 114

2nd Bn. The Black Watch Peshawar, 1906 pictures from my collection. - Page 114

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians. At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians. At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Border war. South African Infantry Combat Vehicles on route. It looks like they are near a place called Mapupa in Angola

Border war. South African Infantry Combat Vehicles on route. It looks like they are near a place called Mapupa in Angola

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