Boer Republics and English Colonies before the Boer War - South Africa

Boer Republics and English Colonies before the Boer War - South Africa

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer war circa 1901. Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp. National Army Museum

Boer women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer war circa 1901. Total War - Photograph of Boer civilians in a British concentration camp. National Army Museum

Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps - the abhorrent conditions in these camps caused the death of 4 177 women, 22 074 children under sixteen and 1 676 men.

Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps - the abhorrent conditions in these camps caused the death of 4 177 women, 22 074 children under sixteen and 1 676 men.

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, in South Africa, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, in South Africa, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze .

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze .

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died.  The humanitarian world was appalled.  The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted

Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died. The humanitarian world was appalled. The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted


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

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

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

Boer women and children in a British run concentration camp in South Africa (1900 - 1902)

Boer women and children in a British run concentration camp in South Africa (1900 - 1902)

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa  - It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it.

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa - It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it.

British burning down houses & concentration camps. This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends  - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html

British burning down houses & concentration camps. This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html

Mev Anna Davel en haar dogter. Die foto is waarskynlik in Bloemfontein-konsentrasiekamp geneem.

Mev Anna Davel en haar dogter. Die foto is waarskynlik in Bloemfontein-konsentrasiekamp geneem.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was…

Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was…

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

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

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

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