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Anglo Boer War Museum __ A good overview including history, important people, a chronology, photos and much more. - illustrated - From Anglo Boer War Museum -


The Boer War __ Here you will find teaching resources for the Boer War including notable people and more. - illustrated - From - 



The Boer War South Africa, 1899-1902 __ "The year is 1899. Queen Victoria has recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The British Empire is at its zenith in power and prestige. But the High Commissioner of Cape Colony in South Africa, Alfred Milner, wants more." Learn how the war was brought about. This lengthy article offers internal links, three period poems, a map, and additional related links at the end. - illustrated - From Tim Ice - 


Concentration Camps during the South African / Boer War, 1899-1902 __ You will find discussions about the concentration camps using links to historical British documents available online. The link seems to land in the middle of the page, so just scroll up to find the beginning. - from Stanford University -



First Boer War __ "The First Boer War also known as the Transvaal War, was fought from December 16, 1880 until March 23, 1881." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia -


Perspectives: The South African War Original and Contemporary Sources __ You will find a lengthy article with links to numerous newspaper and book accounts of the war including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book The Great Boer War, Richard Davis' With Both Armies in South Africa, Baden-Powell's Lessons from the Varsity of Life, and more. - illustrated - From Lewis P. Orans - 



Second Boer War __ "The Second Boer War, also known as the South African War (outside of South Africa), the Anglo-Boer War (among some South Africans) and in Afrikaans as the Anglo-Boereoorlog or Tweede Vryheidsoorlog (Second War of Independence), was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 

The Siege of Elands River Post, 1900 __ "On the 14th of August 1900, news received from General Carrington confirmed the Elands River garrison was still holding one week after Roberts had decided to "leave the garrison to its fate" You will find an article and photos. - illustrated - From - 


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