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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South African War Memorial (South Australia) - Design and Construction
... A committee to build 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 ... 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 ... A further 16 South Australians died in relation to the Boer War, while an additional four died either during training or upon their return ...
Military History Of Australia During The Second Boer War - Background
... 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 ...
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 ...
Mzansi - History - Colonization
... A series of wars, called the Cape Frontier Wars, were fought over conflicting land and livestock interests ... 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 the South African ... in 1806 and continued the frontier wars against the Xhosa the British pushed the eastern frontier through a line of forts established along the Fish River ...
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 ...

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