Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).

Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war Fantastiese Vroumens!

Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. Konsentrasiekamp-ellende... ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

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

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Koos De La Rey - one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps. Including my gran's sister.

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

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

memorial to the women Paul Kruger and the President Martinus Theunis Steyn of the Orange Free State Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War

Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night.

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze…

Emily Hobhouse was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the Boer War. She also worked to improve the condition

27000+ 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…

Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger – better known as Paul Kruger or "Oom Paul", last President of the Transvaal Republic.

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians.  At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Members of New Zealand's Sixth Contingent burn a Boer farm, 1901

Boer General Tobias Smuts with his Danish Krag-Jorgensen rifle

Jan Smuts in the field. Jan Smuts, Boer general and future Prime Minister

Boer women. Emily Hobhouse's report: "The women are wonderful. They cry very little and never complain. The very magnitude of their sufferings, their indignities, loss and anxiety seems to lift them beyond tears… only when it cuts afresh at them through their children do their feelings flash out."

boer+war+british-concentration-camp-during-boer-war-boerwar.jpg Concentration Camps for Boer Women and Children

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