This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends
In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…
Photographs reveal plight of Afrikaners in concentration camps
The British concentration camps took the lives of almost ten per cent of the Boer population at the time although unlike the Nazi camps, there were no executions of innocent people.
100 jaar Boere & Afrikaners in Argentini�, 1902-2002
In 1902, n� die Boere-oorlog trek Boere oorsee, Argentini� toe. Hul baie talryker nasate lewe nog steeds en hulle is trou aan hul taal en kultuur.
Picture Gallery - Suffolk Regiment at Colesberg
There were two Boer wars, one ran from 16 December 1880 - 23 March 1881 and the second from 9 October 1899 - 31 May 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) who lived in South Africa. These wars put an end to the two independent republics that they had founded.
Battlefields, South Africa
'Lest we forget' ... South Africa's historical landscape is littered with battlefields, from the early Frontier Wars that took place in the now Cape provinces, to the places of fierce battles between the Zulu and British in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War, to the Anglo-Boer War (South African War) battlefields and concentration camps of 1899 to 1902. There are expertly guided tours of all the famous battlefield sites and war memorials commemorating those soldiers and citizens who died in the name of…
'Boer Prisoners Resting on the Road from Paardeberg to Modder River, South Africa, 1900-1902' Photographic Print - Underwood & Underwood | Art.com
Boer Prisoners Resting on the Road from Paardeberg to Modder River, South Africa, 1900-1902 Photographic Print by Underwood & Underwood. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at Art.com. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.