Africa

1900: The Boer 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.

The Boars demanded that Britain withdraw its troops who were protecting the many British citizens who had come to the country.

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

After achieving initial success afflicting the British troops with heavy setbacks, the Boers were defeated by reinforced British troops led by Field Marshal Frederick Marshalls.

 
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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.

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