Boer War

  • (noun): Either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902).

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Mzansi - History - Colonization
... A series of wars, called the Cape Frontier Wars, were fought over conflicting land and livestock interests ... later gold, was one of the catalysts that triggered the 19th-century conflict known as the Anglo-Boer War, as the Boers (original Dutch, Flemish, German, and French settlers) and the British fought for the control of ... European settlement expanded during the 1820s as the Boers and the British 1820 Settlers claimed land in the north and east of the country ...
South African War Memorial (South Australia) - Design and Construction
... a memorial to those who served and died in the Second Boer War was formed shortly after the war was ended, spurred by a suggestion in July 1901 by J ... George Henry Goodall, a South Australian veteran of the Second Boer War, was at the time serving as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant with the Australian Corps engaged in London at the coronation ceremonies for ... castings on the South Australian National War Memorial to those who served in World War I) ...
South African Wars (1879–1915) - Military Conflicts - The Second Boer War (or Second South African War) (1899–1902)
... The exact causes of the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1899 have been disputed ever since the events took place ... Fault for the war has been placed on both sides, for different reasons ... The Boers felt that the British intention was to again annexe the Transvaal ...
South African Wars (1879–1915) - Key Figures
... Throughout the period of the South African Wars, people on both sides of the conflict achieved notability ... The Boers won the war in 1883 and Kruger became state president ... When the Anglo-Boer war broke out, Kruger again led the Boers ...
Military History Of Australia During The Second Boer War - Background
... Great Britain first gained control of the southern tip of Africa during the Napoleonic Wars ... to France, Britain’s enemy in the French Revolutionary Wars ... Unhappy with British rule, the Southern African Dutch, known as Boers, migrated further north, establishing the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic), Natal, and the Orange Free State ...

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    Let the erring sisters depart in peace; the idea of getting up a civil war to compel the weaker States to remain in the Union appears to us horrible to the last degree.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)