Winston Churchill as a reporter for the Morning Post newspaper during the Boer War, 1899

[Photo] Winston Churchill as a reporter for the Morning Post newspaper during the Boer War, 1899

Winston Churchill as a reporter for the Morning Post newspaper during the Boer War, 1899

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KROONSTAD Camp/Kamp

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KROONSTAD Camp/Kamp

British burning down houses & concentration camps. 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

British burning down houses & concentration camps. 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

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KROONSTAD Camp/Kamp

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KROONSTAD Camp/Kamp

Dis seker hoekom my ouma nie lief was vir trein ry nie.  Sy het seker onthou hoe hulle konsentrasie-kamp toe is.gedurende die Anglo-Boere Oorlog  In oop trokke. Ongeag die weer of afstand..

Dis seker hoekom my ouma nie lief was vir trein ry nie. Sy het seker onthou hoe hulle konsentrasie-kamp toe is.gedurende die Anglo-Boere Oorlog In oop trokke. Ongeag die weer of afstand..

black white abandoned children | South African War Refugees in the Transvaal, circa 1900

black white abandoned children | South African War Refugees in the Transvaal, circa 1900

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians.  At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Determined, not to loose a second conflict, the British began to employ draconian methods against the civilian population.These included the first widespread modern use of concentration camps for a civilians. At first the British slaughtered livestock and burned the farms of any Boer family suspected of aiding the Boer military, however, it soon turned into the forced removal and concentration of Boer women and children into detention camps.

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers. (McGregor Museum)

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers. (McGregor Museum)

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