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!

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

Arthur Conan Doyle (april 1900, Boer war)

Arthur Conan Doyle - British Writer, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. He volunteered to serve in the Boer War though in his and served six months at the Front as an Army Field Surgeon.

11th October, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Boer Wars Boer soldiers at Ladysmith, South Africa, circa 1899

Louis Botha - Anglo-Boer War

Boer War Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.

British soldiers man a Model 1895 Colt machine gun at Krantz Kloof during the Boer War, circa 1900. This particular gun is mounted on a horse-drawn carriage rather than a tripod.

British soldiers man a Model 1895 Colt machine gun at Krantz Kloof during the Boer War, circa This particular gun is mounted on a horse-drawn carriage rather than a tripod.

British soldiers cross a river during the Boer War circa 1900

Second Boer War records go online

A comprehensive database containing the records of more than British soldiers killed, captured or wounded in the Second Boer War goes online

British Troops on Campaign. Boer war 1901

Soldiers wearing the Home Service Helmet with khaki cover and neck curtain during the Boer War. Note especially the leather chinstrap which was fixed to the rose bosses underneath the khaki cover.

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