Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, About 30 000 women and children died in 17 British Concentration Camps. A further 35 camps were set up for the black Africans, died, who worked on the farms of the absent fighters.

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve

30000+ woman and children died in British Concentration camps in South-Africa during 1899 and 1902

woman and children died in British Concentration camps in 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…

New York Life-Day by Day: The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902

Jo Briggs, “The Second Boer War, Anti-Imperialism and European Visual Culture”

Boer War -- Farmers in the Cape being forced to take oath of neutrality

Boer War -- Farmers in the Cape being forced to take oath of neutrality

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous Concentration Camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers. (McGregor Museum)

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous Concentration Camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers.

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.

The Boer War: Part 4 of 4

The Boer War - a bitter and bloody clash of arms Part 4 of 4

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