Second Boer War records database goes online
A comprehensive database containing the records of more than 55,000 British soldiers killed, captured or wounded in the Second Boer War goes online
Armies of a Genteel Age
British soldiers man a Model 1895 Colt machine gun at Krantz Kloof during the Boer War, circa 1900. This particular gun is mounted on a horse-drawn carriage rather than a tripod.
EARLY BOERS 1899-1900 1:Urban boer,1899.2:German volunteer doctor,1899.3:Volunteer,'Chicogo Irish-American Corps',Blake's Irish Brigade.4:Gunner Transvaal Staatsartilierie.5:African agyterryer
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…