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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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She said it had been used by her grandfather, who blew it in Africa during the Boer War.
Dee Haynes with her granddaughter Macey Miller with the buglewhich dates back to the Boer War
NEW memorials in Wirral to honour members of the Armed Forces killed in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf War will also include those who died in the Boer War.
THE records of more than 55,000 British soldiers who were killed, wounded or captured in the Second Boer War were published online yesterday.
These records will be of great significance to anyone trying to find out more about an ancestor or soldier who fought in the Second Boer War, particularly as British soldiers who fought in the conflict won't appear in the 1901 England and Wales Census because they were fighting in South Africa.
Today, the Boer wars are practically forgotten in Canada.
Fred Stenson's novel The Great Karoo is the story of a handful of Canadian cavalrymen in the Boer War.
That part of the country had been practically derelict since the Boer War and the rinderpest.
Former Boer War generals, disaffected with the British-dominated, post-Boer War dispensation in South Africa, and South Africa's alliance with Britain in the looming 1914-1918 Great War, staged an unsuccessful insurrection which centred on the northern Cape town of Upington.
Austin, RJ, The Australian Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Zulu and Boer Wars, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, 1999.
Perhaps in this Centenary Year of the Second Boer War it is instructive to consider two similar battles that occurred between the British Army and the Boer forces in two separate wars, namely the battle of Majuba Hill which took place on 28 February 1881 and effectively ended the war in favour of the Boer Republics; and the battle of Spion Kop which occurred on 24 January 1900, and although a victory for the Boers, the ultimate results were quite different from the earlier battle.
When the second Boer War broke out in 1899, Duquesne returned to South Africa and joined the Boer commandos.
Incarcerated at the notorious prison at the euphemistically-named Castle of Good Hope--dating from 1666, the castle is today the oldest building in South Africa, and served as a prison during the second Boer War, where many Afrikaners died--his one attempt at escape was foiled when a stone in a tunnel he had been excavating through the wall collapsed, pinning him to the ground.