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Boer War Memorial "Farewell"

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Most Boers were countrymen, running their farms from the back of a pony with a rifle in one hand.  These rural Boers brought a life time of marksmanship to the war, an important advantage further exploited by Joubert’s consignment of smokeless magazine rifles.

Most Boers were countrymen, running their farms from the back of a pony with a rifle in one hand. These rural Boers brought a life time of marksmanship to the war, an important advantage further exploited by Joubert’s consignment of smokeless magazine rifles.

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

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Jack Hindon Verkenners

Die Blog van die Verkennerspos in die Verenigde Koninkryk. The Blog of the Scouts posting in the United Kingdom.

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 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. © IWM (Q 72475)”

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...

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...

The "Vierkleur" the flag of the Zuid-Afrikaansce Republiek of Transvaal.

The "Vierkleur" the flag of the Zuid-Afrikaansce Republiek of Transvaal.