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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…

Lizzie Van Zyl was a Boer child who died in the British Concentration Camp in Bloemfontein in South Africa. women and children died in the British concentration camps at the turn of the to Century. Typhoid Fever, Lest We Forget, African History, World War Ii, Wwii, South Africa, Crime, Religion, Children

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Post Mortem Photography, War Photography, Steve Biko, African History, Historical Photos, South Africa, The Past, Images, Child Photo

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Anglo Boer War - Kitchener's Scorched Earth Policy was a last ditch attempt by the British to win the War. Destroying Boer farms and making women and children destitute victims of war. Cape Colony, Haunting Photos, New York Life, Prisoners Of War, A Day In Life, African History, African Art, Military History, World War Two

Boer civilians watch as their house burns from scorched earth tactics by the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, The Boers were notoriously excellent marksmen, especially on horseback. Military Photos, Military History, British Colonial, African History, Special Forces, Armed Forces, Warfare, South Africa, British Army

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

Emily Hobhouse / South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War African Culture, African History, African Art, Safari, The Siege, History Projects, My Heritage, My Land, Military History

South African Military History Society - Lectures - Four Exceptional Women in the Anglo-Boer War

Boer War "Rough Riders" of New Zealand Nz History, History Online, African History, World History, Family History, Black History, Union Of South Africa, War Novels, Lest We Forget

Destruction of Boer farm

Members of New Zealand's Sixth Contingent burn a Boer farm, 1901

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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…

The National Women's Memorial in honour of the somewhat 30 000 women and children who died in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War, mostly due to neglect and starvation. Beautiful Places To Visit, Beautiful World, History Projects, African History, Africa Travel, Countries Of The World, Heritage Site, South Africa, War

The National Women's Memorial in honour of the somewhat 30 000 women and children who died in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War, mostly due to neglect and starvation. Bloemfontein, South Africa

This Day in History: Oct 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. South Afrika, Armed Conflict, British Colonial, My Heritage, My Land, African History, War Machine, Special Forces, Funny People

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…

A Boer farm is demolished. The brutal tactics employed by the British to suppress the Boer insurgency were equally - if not more - effective at earning the enmity of the population than actually bringing the Boers to heel. The Boer commandos. Cape Colony, British Soldier, British Army, Camping Set Up, Armed Conflict, The Settlers, African History, Military History, South Africa

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