Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches 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. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the
This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa
It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…
The Boer War 1899-1902
Fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic, the First Boer War (1880–1881) was a rebellion by the Boers (farmers) against British rule in the Transvaal that re-established their independence.
Boer War Art Poetry and History
Read this newspaper clip below – where an Englishman described how kind the Boers were and that everything that was said in England about the Boers, was not true. From the Boer War Facebook p…
this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger , and affectionately known as Uncle Pa...
The Horns of the Beast: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15
The Horns of the Beast: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15 [Stejskal, James] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Horns of the Beast: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15
Four-War Boer: The Century And Life Of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler
The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil War to World War II, this time with the Allies, and on into the latter part of the 20th century, when he served as a mercenary during the 1960's…