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The British army retreating from Tugela River under heavy fire from the Boer’s at the Battle of Colenso of the Second Boer War in South Africa. Vintage etching circa 19th century. cr: Getty Images

1901: The Boers Began Guerilla War

The Boer War broke out on a full scale in 1900. It was fought between Great Britain and the Boars of Transvaal (South Africa) and the nearby Orange Free State.

In the aftermath of the decisive military victory won by British forces, the Boers began to launch a guerrilla war. The British took action against the civilian population in response. They held over 100,000 people in concentration camps.

Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.