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  Boer War - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Boers were dressed in their everyday farming clothes, which were a neutral or earthtone khaki clothing, whereas the British uniforms were still bright scarlet red, a stark contrast to the African landscape, which enabled the Boers, being expert marksmen, to easily snipe at British troops from a distance.
War was declared on October 12, 1899 and the Boers struck first by invading Cape Colony and Natal Colony between October 1899 and January 1900.
The Boer camps held mainly the elderly, women and children as of the roughly 28,000 Boer prisoners of war, 25,630 were sent to camps overseas; but the native African ones held large numbers of men as well.
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 Boer War: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The anglo-zulu war was fought in 1879 between britain and the zulus, and signalled the end of the zulus as an independent nation....
The bushveldt carbineers (bvc) were a short-lived, multinational mounted infantry regiment in the british army, during the second boer war....
The treaty of vereeniging was a treaty that the boers signed may 31, 1902 to end the war with the united kingdom....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/boer_war.htm   (5241 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There were two Boer wars, one in 1880-81 and the second from October 11, 1899-1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South Africa that put an end to the two independent republics that they had founded.
The Boers dressed in earthtone khaki clothes, whereas the British uniforms were bright red, a stark contrast to the African landscape, which enabled the Boers to easily snipe British troops from a distance.
The Boers were able to successfully besiege the British garrisons in the towns of Ladysmith, Mafeking (defended by troops headed by Robert Baden-Powell) and Kimberley and inflicted three separate defeats on the British in one week, December 10 to 15, 1899.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Boer_War   (545 words)

  
 Second Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The war was fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics of the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic).
War was declared on 11 October 1899 and the Boers struck first by invading Cape Colony and Natal Colony between October 1899 and January 1900.
The first sizable batch of Boer prisoners of war taken by the British consisted of those captured at the battle of Elandslaagte on 21 October 1899.
www.tocatch.info /en/Second_Boer_War.htm   (4905 words)

  
 First Boer War : Battle of Laing's Nek
The Boers were mainly mounted infantry, riding the ponies they used to tend their stock, many with a life times experience of marksmanship.
Colley led his force forward and wheeled to face the Boer positions on his right flank, causing the British rear to be exposed to the Boers holding the hills on the left side of the road.
A truce was negotiated whereby the Boers permitted the British surgeons to attend the wounded on the hillside.
www.britishbattles.com /first-boer-war/laings-nek.htm   (875 words)

  
 The Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
These studies indicate that the conflict was, in fact, a civil war that involved the entire population across the length and breadth of South Africa and caused fissures in the Afrikaner and African societies.
The first response was a scorched earth policy designed to deny guerrilla fighters the sustenance and supplies provided by the civilian population.
The Boer commandos were excellent horsemen and crack shots, able to live in the saddle, and were operating on their home turf with horses that could survive on tough veldt grass.
www.modjourn.brown.edu /mjp/Essays/Boer.html   (2191 words)

  
 The Boer War 1899-1902   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Commencing in October 1899, with Boer forces attacking British forces in Natal and the Bechuanaland extension of the Cape Colony, the Boer War reflected the Boer Republics' resistance to perceived British interference and followed almost directly from the First Boer War of 1881.
The war involved three distinct phases with the first being the series of defeats of British forces by Boer mounted infantry operating in commandos to January 1900.
The first two contingents from Australia were composed mainly of part-time volunteers and militia while the later ones were primarily recruited from experienced horsemen with shooting skills but no previous military training.
www.defence.gov.au /ARMY/AHU/history/boer_war.htm   (351 words)

  
 New Zealand and the Boer War
The war was the culmination of long-standing tensions between Great Britain, the Boer republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
In the First Boer War of 1880-81 the Boers of Transvaal rebelled against British rule, and after defeating local British forces in a series of engagements were granted a limited form of independence.
Boer civilians were no longer to be rounded up and placed in insanitary concentration camps, where thousands had died of disease.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-conflicts-periods/other/nz-boer-war.htm   (1954 words)

  
 First Boer War : Battle of Majuba Hill
The British had not occupied the whole summit and the Boers were able to infiltrate to the top, bringing fire on the British troops from higher sections of the plateau.
In the two South African Wars the British Army learnt a great deal from the Boer Commandoes on the importance of field craft and individual handling of rifles; lessons put to good use in 1914 against the German Army.
Instead he attempted to win the war against the Boers with the inadequate resources available to him before he might be superceded by the arrival of General Roberts.
www.britishbattles.com /first-boer-war/majuba-hill.htm   (988 words)

  
 bfi | NFTVA | Catalogues | Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escaped to Europe on the outbreak of the war and died in Switzerland.
Following the initial Boer invasion of Natal, the existing British forces retreated to Ladysmith and under Sir George White withstood a siege from 1 November 1899 to 28 February 1900, when it was eventually relieved by General Buller.
Boer independent republic, annexed by the British in 1877, a process reversed in 1881 after the First Boer War.
www.bfi.org.uk /nftva/catalogues/catalogue/2   (1933 words)

  
 The Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Boer Wars was the name given to the South African Wars of 1880-1 and 1899-1902, that were fought between the British and the descendants of the Dutch settlers (Boers) in Africa.
After the first Boer War William Gladstone granted the Boers self-government in the Transvaal.
Although the Boers only had 88,000 soldiers, led by the outstanding soldiers such as Louis Botha, and Jan Smuts, the Boers were able to successfully besiege the British garrisons at Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /WARboer.htm   (704 words)

  
 South African Military History Society - Journal - The Artillery of the First Anglo-Boer War 1880 - 1881
The Artillery of the First Anglo-Boer War 1880 - 1881
For their artillery in 1880, the Boers therefore had to make use of the old muzzle loaders which they had collected over the years, none of which could be described as modern in any way.
Boer artillery during the war was consequently not very effective, but it did its bit to damage the morale of the besieged garrisons.
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 The Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Boers were a fast and highly mobile guerilla force, using the new smokeless cartridges in their German Mauser rifles which greatly concealed their positions; and they employed hit-and-run tactics that not only caused losses the British couldn't afford, but thoroughly frustrated the Empire's view of a 'fair fight'.
He is present at several major battles, is one of the first to enter Ladysmith when the seige is lifted, and is also one of the first to enter the enemy's capitol, Pretoria, at its capture.
A history of the Boer War with special emphasis on debunking the myth of the 'white's man fight' and focusing also on the concentration camps.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/8141/boerwar.html   (2990 words)

  
 First World War Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
War Artists from the First World War Another section from the Archives of Ontario, this time focussing on artists whose work was exhibited in 1919.
War Memorials of Wolverhampton Site dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of Wolverhampton who have lost their lives or their loved ones as a result of armed conflict.
War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Cheltenham Large site which covers much more than the name suggests; including details of Cheltonians buried and commemorated around the world as well as local War memorials in the Cheltenham area and information on the medals of the Great War.
www.firstworldwarlinks.com /mainlinks.html   (5794 words)

  
 Boer War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both were between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic), founded by settlers known as Voortrekkers who made the Great Trek from the Cape Colony and were primarily of Dutch, French and German origin.
These settlers were often called Boers and were mainly the descendants of generations of white semi-nomadic pastoralists who were living in the eastern Cape frontier.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boer_War   (145 words)

  
 Decorations - Medals from Waterloo to the first Boer War
The Waterloo Medal was the first general medal issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at Waterloo.
Lastly, it was the first on which the name of the recipient was impressed around the edge by machine.
During the battle of Laing's Nek during the first Boer War, on 28th January 1881, Private Doogan saw that Major Brownlow, KDG had had his horse shot from under him and was dismounted among the Boers.
www.qdg.org.uk /pages/Decorations-58.php   (606 words)

  
 Kwa Zulu Natal Tourism and Historic Attractions - Battlefields Bibliography Natal Battlefields Route
Zululand at War, 1879: the conduct of the Anglo/Zulu War
Sir Alfred Milner and the outbreak of the Anglo/Boer War
Boer Carbines anf Rifles of the Anglo/Boer War
www.warthog.co.za /dedt/tourism/battlefields/intro/reading.htm   (867 words)

  
 First Boer War - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about First Boer War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Bangalore Torpedo
Dating back to British use in India - hence the name - and designed by Captain McClintock (of the British Army Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners) in 1912, so-called Bangalore Torpedoes were used as a means of exploding booby traps and barricades left over from the Boer and Russo-Japanese Wars.
Specifically during the First World War they were put to more or less effective combat use as a way of destroying thick enemy barbed wire entanglements (being placed underneath and then detonated).
Bangalore Torpedoes remained in widespread use into the Second World War and beyond (notably as a means of clearing the beaches during the D-Day landings).
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/bangaloretorpedo.htm   (185 words)

  
 Slouch-hat.com.au :: Australian Army Military History :: Books, Maps&Others Publications
A companion volume to the Zulu and Boer Wars Encyclopedia, with 491 entries covering the major personalities and actions of the Boxer Uprising in China, with particular emphasis on the three Australian naval contingents, but also covering British, French, Italian, Japanese, American, German, Russian and Chinese involvement.
Diamantina is Australia’s largest World War II survivor and the last of over 200 River class and variant frigates the Allies built during that conflict.
Built in Queensland, HMAS Diamantina went to war at Bougainville in 1945, then was the venue for the Japanese surrenders at Nauru and Ocean Island.
www.slouch-hat.com.au /html/publications.htm   (2339 words)

  
 Anglo-Boer War, 1880-1881
Boer Revolt in the Transvaal 1880-1881, by Ralph Zuljan (OnWar.Com)
The First Boer War 1881, by Stephen Luscombe (The British Empire)
First Boer War 1880-1881, index of links by Simonides.
www.regiments.org /wars/19thcent/80boer.htm   (138 words)

  
 The Boer War battlefield tour
Talana was the first battle of the Boer War, and the first of many reverses for the British.
After lunch we stop at the British victory of Elandslaagte that slowed down the Boer pursuit after Talana.
Drive to Pretoria via the battlefields of Laing's Nek and the decisive Majuba (both from the First Boer War of 1881).
www.midastours.co.uk /t047b.html   (385 words)

  
 Alibris: Transvaal
The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War, 1880-1881
The Battle of Majuba Hill; the first Boer War.
But then they are informed that instead of heading for home, they are bound for South Africa to aid the Kimberley Relief Force in the Boer War.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Transvaal   (553 words)

  
 War Poetry Online
My subject is War, and the pity of War.
Thomas Hardy, Poetry of the Boer War, First World War, and Misc.
Don't miss "Dusty's Home Page." This poetry by a woman who was a nurse during the Viet Nam War will surprise you.
www.illyria.com /poetry.html   (440 words)

  
 Boer War -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There were two Boer Wars: the First (1880-1881) and the Second (1899-1902).
These settlers were often called Boers and were mainly the descendants of generations of semi-nomadic pastoralists who were living in the eastern Cape frontier.
If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
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 First Boer War - Eduseek
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