Old photograph of a Boer War, Scottish, Highland Piper c.1900

Britains's secret weapon against the Boers. 1900 (Boers would not shoot at people wearing "dresses" (Kilts)).

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General Joubert, bought Mauser magazine rifles, firing smokeless ammunition, and a number of modern field guns and automatic weapons from the German armaments manufacturer Krupp, the French firm Creusot and the British company Maxim.

Arthur Conan Doyle (april 1900, Boer war)

Arthur Conan Doyle - British Writer, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. He volunteered to serve in the Boer War though in his and served six months at the Front as an Army Field Surgeon.

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.

British soldiers man a Model 1895 Colt machine gun at Krantz Kloof during the Boer War, circa This particular gun is mounted on a horse-drawn carriage rather than a tripod.

British soldiers cross a river during the Boer War circa 1900

Second Boer War records go online

A comprehensive database containing the records of more than British soldiers killed, captured or wounded in the Second Boer War goes online

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on December 1899 during the Boer War

The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.

The Boers were some of the toughest opponents that the British Army faced. They gave the army a foretaste of what to expect 15 years late on the battlefields of France and Belgium.

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

Boers, Second Boer War African agyterryer. Both sides made extensive use of African laborers and scouts, whilst maintaining the myth of ’the white man’s war’. Volunteer, ‘Chicago Irish-American Corps’, Blake’s Irish Brigade.

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boer+war+british-concentration-camp-during-boer-war-boerwar.jpg Concentration Camps for Boer Women and Children

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

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