Boer War


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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)

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Taken from the book, More Memories of Middlesbrough, the picture shows three elderly gentlemen who fought in the Boer War, and not two as the article states.
Churchill Road in Bordesley Green was named in his honour as it was cut out soon after the Boer War ended.
This is a pity, as these lessons from the Boer War were important ones for the Australian national consciousness to take on board.
After the end of the Boer War, they began rigorously training their infantry in accurate and sustained rifle fire.
Sergeant Alf Norman served in both the Boer War and World War I
She said it had been used by her grandfather, who blew it in Africa during the Boer War.
AFTER reading the article in the Echo about the Boer War veterans I decided to visit Cardiff's memorial to those who fell in the African wars.
Sir Winston, who had been defeated in a parliamentary by-election at Oldham only five months previously, was working as a correspondent in South Africa when he was captured during the Boer War.
The Boer War of 1899-1902, which established British rule over the Dutch speaking republics of southern Africa, has been characterized variously as a gentleman's war, Britain's Viet Nam, and the first modern war.
So far, more than pounds 10,000 has been raised by outraged townsfolk in the wake of the theft of the statue, a Boer War infantryman.
The memorial, being unveiled by Sir Laurence Oliphant, was to commemorate those who fell in the Boer War and was the work of the sculptor Thomas Eyre Mackin.
A Northallerton soldier's rare Boer War medals have been presented to the Green Howards Regimental Museum in Richmond by his family.
It was the first time a Royal Navy crew has manned a field gun since the Relief of Ladysmith in the Boer War in 1899.
The Century of Army tells the full story from the closing of the era of sabre and lance in the Boer War to the advanced computer technology of today.
It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war for Britain between 1815 and 1914," Thomas Pakenham wrote in The Boer War.