Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

Louis Botha, General in the Boer Wars (on the Boer side, of course), and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa a scant ten years later.

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

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

Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: From Stemme uit die Verlede ("Voices from the Past") - a collection of sworn statements by women who were detained in the concentration camps during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: From Stemme uit die Verlede ("Voices from the Past") - a collection of sworn statements by women who were detained in the concentration camps during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

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

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 27, 1862: 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.

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

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