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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

It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…

Boer commando in the Transvaal, Anglo-Boer War. Clearly based on the center gentleman of the photo I use for the cover of this board.

Boer commando in the Transvaal, Anglo-Boer War. Clearly based on the center gentleman of the photo I use for the cover of this board.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

Pres.M.T.Steyn en genl. Christiaan de Wet, tydens n besoek aan pres.Steyn op sy plaas Onze Rust, 1909.

Pres.M.T.Steyn en genl. Christiaan de Wet, tydens n besoek aan pres.Steyn op sy plaas Onze Rust, 1909.

Generaal Pieter Stephanus Steenekamp. Beskou as een van die dapperste kommandante deur genl. De la Rey. Na 'n skermutseling te Kliprivier, naby Roodepoort, word hy die tweede keer gewond (29ste Mei 1900). Hier speel hy dood tot dit nag word en loop dan te voet terug na Roodepoort. By Julie was hy weer vegtend in sy pos.

Generaal Pieter Stephanus Steenekamp. Beskou as een van die dapperste kommandante deur genl. De la Rey. Na 'n skermutseling te Kliprivier, naby Roodepoort, word hy die tweede keer gewond (29ste Mei 1900). Hier speel hy dood tot dit nag word en loop dan te voet terug na Roodepoort. By Julie was hy weer vegtend in sy pos.