Mafeking & the Second Boer War

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I lived in Mafeking as a boy from 1947-59. Knew people who had lived through the Siege, eg the Goodyears who ran the museum. Their brother cycled through shot & shell as one of Baden-Powell's messengers, then was killed by a cricket ball! In 1952, I was blown up by a 7lb shell encased in lead being melted by my brother & a friend for catapult slugs. They were killed. I was lucky. Still carry shrapnel, tho', & can still taste cordite. Last casualty of Boer War ordnance ?
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"The Natal Indian Ambulance Corps was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher-bearers during the Second Boer War, with expenses met by the local Indian community. Gandhi and the corps served at the Battle of Spion Kop." - Wikipedia #MedicalHistory

"The Natal Indian Ambulance Corps was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher-bearers during the Second Boer War, with expenses met by the local Indian community. Gandhi and the corps served at the Battle of Spion Kop." - Wikipedia #MedicalHistory

Gandhi Boer war - Mohandas Karamçand Gandi - VikipediBaşçavuş M. K. Gandi, Britanya Silahlı Kuvvetleri Güney Afrika (1900).  Gandhi during the Boer war.

Gandhi Boer war - Mohandas Karamçand Gandi - VikipediBaşçavuş M. K. Gandi, Britanya Silahlı Kuvvetleri Güney Afrika (1900). Gandhi during the Boer war.

LOUIS TRICHARDT se geselskap en dié van Lang Hans van Rensburg was die eerste wat die uittog uit die Kolonie na die noorde aangedurf het. Met hul trekke was hulle baanbrekers in ’n ruwe en onontwikkelde land.  Sy trek het in die begin van 1836 met nege mans, nege vroue en 31 kinders oor die Oranjerivier beweeg. Dit was kort op die hakke van Van Rensburg se trek van tien mans, tien vroue en dertig kinders.

LOUIS TRICHARDT se geselskap en dié van Lang Hans van Rensburg was die eerste wat die uittog uit die Kolonie na die noorde aangedurf het. Met hul trekke was hulle baanbrekers in ’n ruwe en onontwikkelde land. Sy trek het in die begin van 1836 met nege mans, nege vroue en 31 kinders oor die Oranjerivier beweeg. Dit was kort op die hakke van Van Rensburg se trek van tien mans, tien vroue en dertig kinders.

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, via Dreamstime This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, via Dreamstime This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com

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£1 note issued during the Siege of Mafeking. Featured in 'The Anglo-Boer War, 1899 - 1902, featuring Occupation and Siege Issues, The Harry Birkhead Collection' - Spink London, 12th March 2014

£1 note issued during the Siege of Mafeking. Featured in 'The Anglo-Boer War, 1899 - 1902, featuring Occupation and Siege Issues, The Harry Birkhead Collection' - Spink London, 12th March 2014

'n Blokhuis.  Regoor die land is strukture soortgelyk aan die een opgerig met die oog daarop om die mobiele Boere kommandos vas te keer.  Uiteindelik was dit die konsentrasie kampe waar duisende vroue en kinders gesterf het wat grootliks die einde van die Boere weerstand veroorsaak het.

'n Blokhuis. Regoor die land is strukture soortgelyk aan die een opgerig met die oog daarop om die mobiele Boere kommandos vas te keer. Uiteindelik was dit die konsentrasie kampe waar duisende vroue en kinders gesterf het wat grootliks die einde van die Boere weerstand veroorsaak het.

Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BLOEMFONTEIN Kamp/Camp

Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BLOEMFONTEIN Kamp/Camp

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