Boer War

  • (noun): 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); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902).

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South African Wars (1879–1915) - Military Conflicts - The Second Boer War (or Second South African War) (1899–1902)
... The exact causes of the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1899 have been disputed ever since the events took place ... Fault for the war has been placed on both sides, for different reasons ... The Boers felt that the British intention was to again annexe the Transvaal ...
Military History Of Australia During The Second Boer War - Background
... tip of Africa during the Napoleonic Wars ... to France, Britain’s enemy in the French Revolutionary Wars ... with British rule, the Southern African Dutch, known as Boers, migrated further north, establishing the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic), Natal, and the Orange Free State ...
South African Wars (1879–1915) - Key Figures
... Throughout the period of the South African Wars, people on both sides of the conflict achieved notability ... The Boers won the war in 1883 and Kruger became state president ... When the Anglo-Boer war broke out, Kruger again led the Boers ...
South African War Memorial (South Australia) - Design and Construction
... to build a memorial to those who served and died in the Second Boer War was formed shortly after the war was ended, spurred by a suggestion in July 1901 by J ... South Australian veteran of the Second Boer War, was at the time serving as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant with the Australian Corps engaged in London at ... and Company were later responsible for the bronze castings on the South Australian National War Memorial to those who served in World War I) ...

Famous quotes containing the word war:

    To this war of every man against every man, this also is consequent; that nothing can be Unjust. The notions of Right and Wrong, Justice and Injustice have there no place. Where there is no common Power, there is no Law; where no Law, no Injustice. Force, and Fraud, are in war the two Cardinal virtues.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)