Louis Botha - Anglo-Boer War

Boer War Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The once beautiful memorial that commemorated the horses that died during the Anglo Boer War Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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 women and children placed in these camps…

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

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

Meisies dra die oorskot van Emily Hobhouse na haar finale rusplek in die Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein.

Young girls carry the body of Emily Hobhouse to her final resting place at the foot of the National Women's Memorial in Bloemfontein South Africa.

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

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

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“Sister Pretty Departing”, [Boer War nurse boarding a horse-drawn RAMC supply wagon] via the Wellcome Collection, Arch.

M.T. Steyn, Lord Milner, F.W.Reitz en Paul Kruger. Bloemfontein Konferensie 1899. Bron: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

steyn, Lord Milner, F. The pace of the ox. This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.mystudios.com/artgallery/paintings/185001-185500/185340/size1.jpg

The French, Dutch, Germans, and Russians were viciously critical of the British conduct of the war.

A mother with her dying child

Picture from FB: Mother with her dead child – Boer War: Concentration camps. I was so shocked when I saw this picture.

The Boer War in Colour -   Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

It is estimated than more than 40 000 Boer farms were burned by the British during the Boer War. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as “Scorched earth”.

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