This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Scottish Horse - Second Boer war 1899 - 1902 (A unit made up of Australians, South Africans, Scottish and even some English of Scottish desent). Their record was pretty much second to none for a mounted unit.

BRITISH ARMY - Scottish Horse - Second Boer war 1899 - 1902 (A unit made up of Australians, South Africans, Scottish and even some English of Scottish desent). Their record was pretty much second to none for a mounted unit.

Australian Harry "Breaker" Morant was executed during the Boer War on 27 February 1902.

HARRY HARBORD MORANT: Writing his popular bush ballads and having them published from 1891 in the Sydney Newspaper "The Bulletin" he became friendly with fellow Australian poets Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and William Ogilvie.

Hierdie foto van Kruger wat in 1864 geneem is hang in Krugerhuis in Pretoria. this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

Hierdie foto van Kruger wat in 1864 geneem is hang in Krugerhuis in Pretoria. this Day in History: Oct Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

Cornelis Broeksema - voor 'n vuurpeleton gesterf, omdat hy die wrede dade wat gepleeg is deur die Britte teenoor die vrouens & kinders in die konsentrasiekampe wyd & syd verkondig het.

Cornelis Broeksema - voor 'n vuurpeleton gesterf, omdat hy die wrede dade wat gepleeg is deur die Britte teenoor die vrouens & kinders in die konsentrasiekampe wyd & syd verkondig het.

Unidentified photographer   Killed British soldiers lying in trenches after the Battle of Spioenkop, near Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa.   1900, January

Unidentified photographer Killed British soldiers lying in trenches after the Battle of Spioenkop, near Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa.

Attempting to save the guns at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899…

Attempting to save the guns at the Battle of Colenso on December 1899 during the Boer War

President MT Steyn | Anglo-Boer War Museum Marthinus Theunis Steyn was born at Rietfontein, Winburg on 2 October 1857 and died at Bloemfontein on 28 November 1916.

Marthinus Theunis Steyn – last President of the Orange Free State.

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