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He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.

General John de la Rey. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General John de la Rey.

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Martie Joubert grand child of Piet Joubert.Martie s daughter Rita Jacobs 14 Jan 1937 Married to Jan Johannes Bronkhorst 25 October 1934

Piet Joubert

Petrus Jacobus Joubert (20 January 1834 – 28 March 1900), better known as Piet Joubert was Commandant-General of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1900. Political career The esteem i…

General Piet Cronje. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Piet Cronje.

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General Christian de Wet. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Christian de Wet.

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General Snyman. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Snyman.

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Christian Botha. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Christian Botha.

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General Schalk Burger. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Schalk Burger.

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Louis Botha. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Louis Botha.

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Commandant Bezuidenhout. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant Bezuidenhout.

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General Jan Kock. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Jan Kock.

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General Nicholas Smit. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Nicholas Smit.

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Commandant Kruitzinger. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant Kruitzinger.

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