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

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NO93lhIs69o/TMDst-UTQYI/AAAAAAAAAFU/-LaXnIhCURA/s1600/177.jpg

Boer War nurses in their Walking Out dress, note the bonnet, this was still part of the nurses uniform at the beginning of WWI

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…

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.

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

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

British soldiers burning a homestead.British soldiers after a hard days work: burning and looting farmsteads, interspersed with shooting livestock.

Rimington Tigers in a damaged Boer homestead (also known as Rimington’s Guides and then later as Damant’s Horse, were a unit of light horse in the British Army active in the Second

handing out clothing at Krugersdorp concentration camp

handing out clothing at Krugersdorp concentration camp

Boers with Mauser rifles bought from Germany

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

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One of many Boer families of high class after arrival at a UK concentration camp.

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.

Boer War - Vereeniging Concentration camp

Boer War - Vereeniging Concentration camp

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