Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War. This level of close combat was extremely rare in the Second Boer War. The Boers were adept at retiring from their lines of defense prior to them being over run and were rarely inclined to take their attacks to face to face contact.

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War.

2nd Black Watch in Britain before leaving for South Africa, many of these soldiers became casualties at the Battle of Magersfontein on 11th December 1899

Black Watch in Britain before leaving for South Africa, many of these soldiers became casualties at the Battle of Magersfontein on December My Great Grandfather Francis Brodie fought in the Boer War awarded Queen's Medal.

Christiaan Rudolf De Wet (1854 - 1922) was 'n genl tydens 2de Vryheidsoorlog.De Wet was 27 jaar oud met die uitbreek van die 1ste Vryheidsoorlog -1880.Hy het saam met Heidelberg Kommando geveg deelgeneem aan die Slag van Laingsnek, hy het sy dapperheid getoon by Ingogo en Majuba vroeg in 1881.In Maart en April van 1900 het De Wet 'n offensief van stapel gestuur wat 'n herlewing in die Boere se stryd ingelui het.Hy het 'n legende geword met sy guerilla-aanvalle in die suidooste van die land.

Christiaan_De_Wet - This Day in History: Aug The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends

British 5" Howitzer. Boer War 1901

British 5 inch BL howitzer of the type used at the Battle of Magersfontein on December 1899

Picture from FB: Mother with her dead child – Boer War: Concentration camps. I was so shocked when I saw this picture. How this mother must have felt and ...

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

Royal Munster Fusiliers fighting from behind the redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof, South Africa. Feb. 16, 1900 (Library of Congress)

Royal Munster Fusiliers fighting from behind the redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof, South Africa. 1900 (Library of Congress)

British troops removing the dead from the battlefield after the Battle of Belmont on 23rd November 1899

British troops removing the dead from the battlefield after the Battle of Belmont on November 1899

British troops removing the dead from the battlefield after the Battle of Belmont on 23rd November 1899

British troops removing the dead from the battlefield after the Battle of Belmont on November 1899

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