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Boer War Uniforms | Trooper, Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1900-1902

Canadian Military Heritage

Number 5 gun of 14th Battery in action under Boer fire at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Battle of Colenso

Buller’s disastrous first attempt to cross the Tugela River in Natal and relieve Ladysmith, on 15th December 1899: last of the three battles of ‘Black Week’.

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

South African Light Horse, coming down Adderley Street to entrain for the front, Cape Town (SANMMH)

South African Light Horse, coming down Adderley Street to entrain for the front, Cape Town (SANMMH)

Bridal Veil: South Africa has some very beautiful waterfalls. The Mpumalanga province has even a real waterfall route. During a one day trip I enjoyed the wonderful

Bridal Veil Falls, South Africa Waterfalls - World of Waterfalls

South Africa has some very beautiful waterfalls. The Mpumalanga province has even a real waterfall route. During a one day trip I enjoyed the wonderful Bridal Veil Falls, the Mac Mac falls, Lone Creek Falls, Horseshoe falls, Lisbon falls and Berlin Falls. Still I would like to see the Tugela Falls, of which it is […]