Boer Republics and English Colonies before the Boer War - South Africa

Boer Republics and English Colonies before the Boer War - South Africa

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 (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

Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…

Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902).

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902).

Koos De La Rey. This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends  - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html

Koos De La Rey. This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html


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A Boer commando unit composed of a father and his two sons, South Africa, 1899-1902. [[MORE]]LoganSmith22:A Boer commando is a unit, like a militia that the Boer people of South Africa used.

A Boer commando unit composed of a father and his two sons, South Africa, 1899-1902. [[MORE]]LoganSmith22:A Boer commando is a unit, like a militia that the Boer people of South Africa used.

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

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.

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.

Afrikaner Guerillas during Second Boer War by  Unknown Artist

Afrikaner Guerillas during Second Boer War by Unknown Artist

Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War.  The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.

Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War. The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.

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