Sunday, 15 June 2014

Boer War news (1901)

The Guernsey Advertiser dated February 2nd 1901
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The 2nd Boer War between the forces of the British Empire and the Dutch settlers of the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State started in 1899 and went through 3 distinctive phases - the Boer Offensive, the British Offensive and, from September 1900 until the War ended in May 1902, the Boer Guerrilla War. The story headed 'A De Wet story' makes it all sound so very gentlemanly, but it was far from it, with nearly 20,000 soldiers and about 28,000 civilians killed.

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