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Second Boer War Overview Part 1 - The Second Boer War was one of Britain’s man.

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Duncan´s Colonial Modelling: Zulu war Volunteers,Irregulars and Auxilaries.

Most Boers were countrymen, running their farms from the back of a pony with a rifle in one hand. These rural Boers brought a life time of marksmanship to the war, an important advantage further exploited by Joubert’s consignment of smokeless magazine rifles.

Women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer War. Nasa History, History Facts, Florence, War Novels, Northampton Town, The Settlers, History Projects, Lest We Forget, Medical History

Famous Personages from the Boer War

Several people made comments on the recent Conan Doyle post regarding the Boer War, so the conflict was on my mind. If you're not famil...

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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…

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The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902

The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902. Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope ,South Africa was founded in 1652 as a halfway house for the Dutch fleet to pick up fresh water and fresh vegetable for their crews. These ships were on their way to trade in the Orient, to places like Batavia ,India and Malaysia. The only indigenous people living in this area were the Koi ,so as the Colony grew, more workers were needed and the Dutch imported slaves from Malaysia, India and the east coast of…

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps.

Boer Woman In a British Concentration Camp Cradling Her Dead Child [1600x1570]

Boer Woman In a British Concentration Camp Cradling Her Dead Child [1600x1570]

"As a war correspondent for the Morning Post, Winston Churchill was captured by the Boers while travelling in an armored train which was wrecked. Picture shows: A group of prisoners, with Churchill on the right", 1899 Winston Churchill, Union Of South Africa, British Soldier, British Army, Prisoners Of War, African History, World War I, Marine Corps, Military History

Battle of Colenso

Buller’s disastrous first attempt to cross the Tugela River in Natal and relieve Ladysmith, on 15th December 1899: last of the three battles of ‘Black Week’.

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Die Ruiter van Skimmelperdpan – Chessalee

Posts about Die Ruiter van Skimmelperdpan written by Nikita

Of the slightly more than women and children placed in these camps… The Settlers, Cute Images, British Army, African History, Second World, History Facts, Military History, Children's Place, World History

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