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German influence on Boer-Afrikaner people

After in the first post of these series we had explain the influence of French Huguenot people in the Boer-Afrikaner culture in this post we will explain the influence of another people that influe…

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Battle of Elandslaagte

Occasion, on 21st October 1899, of the devastating charge by the 5th Lancers.

This Day in History: Sep 27 Gen. Louis Botha soldier statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa is born. British Soldier, British Army, Union Of South Africa, First Prime Minister, Armed Conflict, Influenza, African History, Churchill, Warfare

This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.

Louis Botha (27 September 1862 – 27 August 1919) was an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa—the forerunner of the modern South African state. A Boer war hero during the Second Boer War he would eventually fight to have South Africa become a British Dominion. He was born in Greytown (now in KwaZulu-Natal) as one of 13 children born to Louis Botha Senior (26 March 1827 – 5 July 1883) and Salomina Adriana van Rooyen (31 March 1829 – 9 January 1886). He briefly…

Jopie Fourie: Ná sy dood was Fourie ’n martelaar. Smuts het vir sy ongenaakbaarheid betaal deurdat Fourie se dood ’n groot rol in die verkiesing van 1948 gespeel het toe Smuts se Suid-Afrikaanse Party deur die Nasionale Party verslaan is. North West Province, War Novels, Apartheid, History Projects, My Heritage, My Land, African History, World War I, My People

Jopie Fourie: Daar gaan ’n man verby

Jopie Fourie (1878-1914), leier van die 1914-Rebellie teen die premier Louis Botha, is op 16 Desember 1914 in die omgewing van Rustenburg gevange geneem. Vandag, 100 jaar gelede, is Fourie weens hoogverraad ter dood veroordeel. Hy was die enigste deelnemer aan dié rebellie wat op hierdie wyse die hoogste prys betaal het, skryf J.B. ROUX.J.B. Roux.

"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War. Port Elizabeth South Africa, Colonial, War Novels, Armed Conflict, My Land, African History, British Army, Museum, Shots

1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla

"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in 1902, Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War. The...

Boer war : The Irish Transvaal Brigade is seen here carrying several types of Mauser rifles and Martini-Henrys, as well as captured British Lee-Metfords or Enfields. Several volunteer groups of different nationalities fought alongside the Boers. British Soldier, British Army, Volunteer Groups, War Novels, Native American Men, Protest Art, Cartoon Photo, African History, Old West

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. But the Boers used other arms as well—everything from single-shots to "Long" Lee-Enfields.

Members of the Nelson Squadron of the Seventh New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Despite the British desire that this should be a 'white man's war', Maori soldiers served, including the unidentified soldier standing in the centre of the second row. Armed Conflict, History Online, Lest We Forget, British Colonial, Zulu, Needful Things, African History, British Army, Military History

Māori soldiers in the South African War

Members of the Nelson Squadron of the Seventh New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Despite the British desire that this should be a 'white man's war', Maori soldiers served, including the unidentified soldier standing in the centre of the second row.

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. Post Mortem Photography, War Photography, Steve Biko, African History, Historical Photos, South Africa, The Past, Images, Child Photo

Like faded flowers, thrown away: Steve Biko and the Boer women

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse The women are wonderful. They cry v...