Boer war

Boer war

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  • The Boer War began in 1899 when the British failed at starting a rebellion against the Boers because the Boers didn't want them to have rights to their diamonds and gold.
  • The Boers launched commando raids and used geurrilla tactics against the British.
  • You can't have our rights!!!
  • The British countered by burning Boer farms and imprisoning women and children in concentration camps.
  • Many black South Africans were captured by the British and placed in concentration camps, where over 14,000 people died
  • We finally won!!
  • Britain won the war in 1910 and the Boer Republics were joined into a self-governing Union of South Africa which was controlled by the British.
  • The Europeans established colonies and signaled a change in the way of life of the Africans.
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