This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

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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St. Helena - Cronje General Piet Cronje commandant general of the Traansvaal Republic and his wife Hester were transported along with 1000 prisoners of war from Capetown to St Helena in the Bermudas where Napoleon Bonaparte died in 1821.

Helena - Cronje General Piet Cronje commandant general of the Traansvaal Republic and his wife Hester were transported along with 1000 prisoners of war from Capetown to St Helena in the Bermudas where Napoleon Bonaparte died in

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

The Boers were some of the toughest opponents that the British Army faced. They gave the army a foretaste of what to expect 15 years late on the battlefields of France and Belgium.

Japie Greyling.Gedurende die AB-oorlog was Japie se pa en 2 broers op kommando teen die Engelse.Hul het op die plaas oornag met die Engelse kort op hul hakke.Kapt Sealy besluit om Japie te ondervra.Japie het geweier om sy vader te verraai, Sealy beveel sy soldate om Japie voor 'n vuurpeleton te laat staan maar hy het sy soldate beveel om te korrel en nie te skiet.Hy het na Japie gegaan, sy hand geskud en weer met sy soldate vertrek.Jare na die oorlog het Sealy steeds vertel vd dapper…

Japie Greyling.Gedurende die AB-oorlog was Japie se pa en 2 broers op kommando teen die Engelse.Hul het op die plaas oornag met die Engelse kort op hul hakke.Kapt Sealy besluit om Japie te ondervra.Japie het geweier om sy vader te verraai, Sealy beveel sy soldate om Japie voor 'n vuurpeleton te laat staan maar hy het sy soldate beveel om te korrel en nie te skiet.Hy het na Japie gegaan, sy hand geskud en weer met sy soldate vertrek.Jare na die oorlog het Sealy steeds vertel vd dapper…

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 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.

Louis Botha is op Greytown in die teenswoordige KwaZulu-Natal gebore en het as jongman in 1884 aan 'n ekspedisie onder leiding van Lucas Meyer deelgeneem om die hoofkaptein van Zoeloeland, Dinizulu, op sy troon te herstel. Dinizulu het uit dankbaarheid 'n stuk grond aan hulle gegee, waarvan Botha se deel die plaas Waterval naby Vryheid was.

This Day in History: Sep Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

Louis Botha is op Greytown in die teenswoordige KwaZulu-Natal gebore en het as jongman in 1884 aan 'n ekspedisie onder leiding van Lucas Meyer deelgeneem om die hoofkaptein van Zoeloeland, Dinizulu, op sy troon te herstel. Dinizulu het uit dankbaarheid 'n stuk grond aan hulle gegee, waarvan Botha se deel die plaas Waterval naby Vryheid was.

This Day in History: Sep Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

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