Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died. The humanitarian world was appalled. The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted
Europe forgot about the genocide of the Boers // Europe again "forgot" about the genocide of the Boers at the beginning of the XX century. Pope Francis on Sunday honoured the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." "Why Europe has forgotten us? .." - Asks 27.000 Boer's women and children who died in British concentration camps.
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…
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
This Day in History: Sep 27, 1862: Gen. Louis Botha, soldier, statesman and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, is born.
Louis Botha (27 September 1862 – 27 August 1919) was an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa—the forerunner of the modern South African state. A Boer war hero during the Second Boer War he would eventually fight to have South Africa become a British Dominion. He was born in Greytown (now in KwaZulu-Natal) as one of 13 children born to Louis Botha Senior (26 March 1827 – 5 July 1883) and Salomina Adriana van Rooyen (31 March 1829 – 9 January 1886). He briefly…
Scottish Horse - Second Boer war 1899 - 1902 (A unit made up of Australians, South Africans, Scottish and even some English of Scottish desent). Their record was pretty much second to none for a mounted unit.
Elizabeth van Heyningen Launches The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War
Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night. The turnout for her discussion with the head of the