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Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Boer Women in the Anglo-Boer War | - Site of Henri Le Riche

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These camps were often located in miserable terrain with discarded military tents serving each as the housing for multiple families. Everyone slept on the ground as there were no beds and there were only the most rudimentary sanitary or medical facilities. No fruit, vegetables, or milk was provided by their captors and the detained population often succumbed to disease and malnourishment.

Famous Personages from the Boer War

Several people made comments on the recent Conan Doyle post regarding the Boer War, so the conflict was on my mind. If you're not famil...

Concentration camp

Remembering a Cornish heroine

It was 150 years ago a woman was born in St Ive who's been compared to Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale. Learn more about Emily Hobhouse.

Boer's armed with German made 1896 Mauser rifles posing behind a small mortar #history

Great Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, Part I: Triumph of the Boer and his Mauser Rifle 1895-1900

Part II, Great Anglo-Boer War, 1900-1902 The Second Anglo-Boer War, or Second Boer War of 1899-1902, brought the British Empire into conflict yet again with the Afrikaner-Boers, the European pioneers of South Africa, who sought independence from England for their brother-nations, the Orange Free State and Transvaal republics. Led by an aging Queen Victoria, Sir Alfred Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa, and Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary, and a slew of regular army generals…

A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos remaining in the field proved effective right up until the end of the war, and were forced to the negotiating table not because of military defeat, but because their hopes of fomenting an uprising of the Boers in the Cape Colony (which was not subjected…

History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium

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Boers with Mauser rifles bought from Germany

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

The Battle of Magersfontein in The Boer War 1899 Methuen’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Cronje’s Boers, the Highland Brigade suffering severe loss

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.