The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902

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.


Boer War menu
The Surrender
 

The Outbreak of War

Blacks in War

The Boer Forts

Children in the War 

The Great Retreat
War Cartoons

Boer Recipes & Cuisine
 

Concentration Camps
General War Pictures

Scorched Earth and Destruction

Famous People of the Anglo-Boer War

Boer Artillery

British Artillery

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  
Quotations

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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