The
Anglo-Boer War 
in South Africa
1899-1902

The Boer Perspective

       

"I thought it very sporting of the Boers to take on the whole British Empire"--Winston Churchill.
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Photo: General Kock and Staff, Natal Offensive, 1899. Credit: SA National Archives.

The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 was the biggest, bloodiest, most expensive and most disastrous war involving people of European descent, from the Napoleonic wars, until World War I. 

It was called "primarily a geological war," in which the pursuit of the mineral wealth of the Transvaal and Free State Republics caused the greatest empire in the history of the world, to engage two of the youngest and smallest republics in the world in full-scale war. The war broke out in October 1899 and in England it was expected to be over by Christmas of that same year. Instead it became a war of annihilation which would drag on for almost three years, during which time the British Empire suffered severely embarassing losses and setbacks. Peace finally brought victory but no honour. Much has been written about the war, but owing to a language barrier, the Boer perspective is sometimes overshadowed. This website presents the other half of the story.

 

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General

Home
The Surrender
 

New. 21/2/2005

The Outbreak of War

New. 21/2/2005

Blacks in War
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The Boer Forts
Under construction
Children in the War 
Under construction
The Great Retreat
Under construction
War Cartoons

Boer Recipes & Cuisine
 

Concentration Camps
General War Pictures
General War Pictures 2
 

Scorched Earth and Destruction

Famous People of the Anglo-Boer War

Boer Artillery Gun
s
British Artillery Guns

Unidentified and Novely Weapons

Small Arms

Battlefield Landscape Images

Train Wrecking
Trains and Rolling Stock of the Anglo-Boer War
War Art

Blockhouses
The Cost of the War  
Under construction
News
Back after a long absence.
21/2/2005
Quotations
Back after a long absence. 21/2/2005

Articles

The Big Guns of the Anglo-Boer War 
Marksmen of the Boer War
The Train Wreckers. The men who battled against Her Majesty's Iron Horses  
Spioenkop: Bloody play on a small stage of death
What was it like? How did the ordinary British soldier experience the Anglo-Boer War?
Special Report: Battle of Spioenkop centenary commemoration activities

Who were the Boers? (Part I and II) - ORIGIN OF THE BOERS and THE BOERS IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR
 
Wie en Wat is die Afrikaner?
Paul Kruger. Hero larger than life -- life stranger than fiction.

True Stories

The Great Flag Incident. A tale of one of the most courageous moments of the war.  
Death of a Rebel. A tale of undying love and the cruelties of war.

The Day the Iron Monster Died. A look at the greatest train disaster of the war

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Copyright � 1999 Herman Labuschagne
Last modified: February 25, 2005
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