Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died. The humanitarian world was appalled. The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted
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…
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Second Boer War
The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, literally "Second Freedom War") was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the United Kingdom and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and Orange Free State. The British war effort w...
A memorial slab dedicated to the women and children who died in the Winburg Concentration Camp - Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein.Children who were under six years of age received 0,5 lb of meal daily, 1/2 meat twice weekly, 1/4 tin of milk daily, 1 oz sugar daily and 1/2 oz of salt daily. This very poor diet led to the rapid spread of diseases such as whooping cough, measles, typhoid fever, diphtheria, diarrhoea and dysentery, especially amongst the children.
EMILY HOBHOUSE (1860-1926) | Cornwall: St Ive (near Liskeard) was the home of this Cornishwoman who challenged the British Empire over its concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She also smuggled herself into Germany to try to singlehandedly stop the First World War. Lord Kitchener described her as "that bloody woman". He had her arrested and she spent the war under virtual house arrest in a cottage near Maer Lake in Bude.' ✫ღ⊰n
Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) was a British welfare campaigner, who is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public, and working to change, the deprived conditions inside the British concentration camps in South Africa built for Boer women and children during the Second Boer War.
The History Press | Emily Hobhouse: Pacifist and patriot
In the Anglo-Boer War Emily Hobhouse championed the cause of the women and children. By 1914, a confirmed pacifist, she courageously campaigned to secure peace.