South African War

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The Boer War of 1899, with Canadian Infantry.

Silver BOER War Pocket Watch Chain Fob Baden Powell Generals

Antique Victorian Silver Boer War Pocket Watch Chain Fob Baden-Powell & Generals in Collectables, Militaria, Boer War (1899-1902)

History - The Boer Wars

Explore the first and second Boer Wars. Why did these wars shake the British military so badly they affected the tactics employed for World War One?

Berig oor die AB oorlog...kyk bietjie hoe positief die skrywer oor die Boere se karakter is....

Berig oor die AB oorlog...kyk bietjie hoe positief die skrywer oor die Boere se karakter is....

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Emily returned to England to campaign against "a gigantic and grievous blunder caused by  crass male ignorance, helplessness and muddling." Her militancy brought the scorn of the British people who called her hysterical, a rebel, liar, enemy of the…

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I remember when I was about 10 years old, my brother gave me four books... one was The Hobbit and the others were the Lord of the Rings ...

South African Border War (In Namibia). Jacob didn't fight in this war, but Tannhauser did as a SA Recce after the Bush War ended.

South African Border War (In Namibia). Jacob didn't fight in this war, but Tannhauser did as a SA Recce after the Bush War ended.

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.

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.

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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...

The Boer Generals at war's end (L to R): Christaan de Wet , Koos de La Rey, and Louis Botha.

The Boer Generals at war's end (L to R): Christaan de Wet , Koos de La Rey, and Louis Botha.