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Boer War

The turn-of-the-century Boer War (also known as the South African War) was fought between the British and the Boer people in an unequal power struggle in South Africa.

The Boer War: An Overview
This overview of the Boer War includes information about the history of the Boer people, the establishment of the two Boer republics, the frustrations and struggles between the Boers and the British, the First Boer War (1880-1881), and then a detailed summary of the Second Boer War (1899-1902). A nice summary of verything you want to know about the Boer War.

Anglo Boer War Museum
This site provides great information about causes of the war (called the Anglo Boer War here), major battles, and a nice collection of photographs.

Boer War Information
A short overview of the war, some interesting facts, poems, and the Boer flag.

Debating the Origins of the Boer War
A paper that examines the controversy surrounding the Boer War among historians, from a Harvard undergraduate in history.

Horses in the Boer War
Thorough information about the use of the horse in the war - an interesting look at military transportation at the beginning of the 20th century.

New Zealand's Participation in the South African War
A fantastic resource about all aspects of New Zealand's participation in the South African War.

Photo Gallery of the Anglo-Boer War
A collection of twelve pictures of the Boer War.

Political Cartoons About the Anglo-Boer War
Twenty examples of political cartoons from the press about the Boer War.

Private John Jackson's Boer War Diary
Fourteen diary entries covering twelve months of active service on the veldt, by Private John Jackson, 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.

Weapons and Battles of the Second Anglo-Boer War
The Boer War at the turn of the century included many technological advancements in weaponry. This article examines the new technology available and how it was utilized.

Wikipedia: Boer War
A great, encyclopedic overview of the Boer War. A great place to start learning.

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