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The Outbreak of the Boer War
There was a lot of unrest in 19
th

Century South Africa; Imperialism alongside the Scramble
for Africa resulted with unrest and resentment among most inhabitants.
The Colonisation of South Africa
17
th

Century Dutch invaded Cape, migrated and clashed with Bantu Tribes.
Napoleonic…

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Vast gold deposits were discovered in Witwatersrand of the Transvaal in 1886.
By 1898 over 27% of the World's gold deposits originated from here and millions of
British Capital had been invested here.
This made the Transvaal much more important. It was the richest state in South Africa.
European and…

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The Outline of the Boer War
Brief summary of the Second Boer War
Boer Offensives 1. Smallest & least important-
Mafeking
Colonel Baden-Powell's small Br force held out against Boer commandos until May
1900 2. More important centre- Kimberley
British troops & Cecil Rhodes were cut off by Boer force…

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December in a similar fashion as Methuen.
These three defeats constituted `black week' resulting with a considerable blow to the
British power and prestige.
Queen Victoria issued a statement:
"Please understand that there is no one depressed in this house; we are
Not interested in the possibility of defeat. It…

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Cronje surrounded and 4000 Boers forced to surrender at Paardeberg.
27
th

February 1900. 28th February Buller relieved Ladysmith after a well-planned
methodological
attack.
British were learning rapidly.
Buller's successes are often overshadowed by his failures yet he proved his
competence later at the out-maneuvering the Boers in Natal where…

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war.
Was the war a Victory?
Boer commanders were gradually worn down and negotiations began in early 1902.
Peace finally agreed at Vereeniging on the last day of May 1902 The Treaty Of
Vereeniging. Kitchener and army were more conciliatory than Milner. The terms
included:
Transvaal & Orange Free State…

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The Outbreak of the Boer War
There was a lot of unrest in 19
th

Century South Africa; Imperialism alongside the Scramble
for Africa resulted with unrest and resentment among most inhabitants.
The Colonisation of South Africa
17
th

Century Dutch invaded Cape, migrated and clashed with Bantu Tribes.
Napoleonic…

Page 3

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Vast gold deposits were discovered in Witwatersrand of the Transvaal in 1886.
By 1898 over 27% of the World's gold deposits originated from here and millions of
British Capital had been invested here.
This made the Transvaal much more important. It was the richest state in South Africa.
European and…

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The Outline of the Boer War
Brief summary of the Second Boer War
Boer Offensives 1. Smallest & least important-
Mafeking
Colonel Baden-Powell's small Br force held out against Boer commandos until May
1900 2. More important centre- Kimberley
British troops & Cecil Rhodes were cut off by Boer force…

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December in a similar fashion as Methuen.
These three defeats constituted `black week' resulting with a considerable blow to the
British power and prestige.
Queen Victoria issued a statement:
"Please understand that there is no one depressed in this house; we are
Not interested in the possibility of defeat. It…

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Cronje surrounded and 4000 Boers forced to surrender at Paardeberg.
27
th

February 1900. 28th February Buller relieved Ladysmith after a well-planned
methodological
attack.
British were learning rapidly.
Buller's successes are often overshadowed by his failures yet he proved his
competence later at the out-maneuvering the Boers in Natal where…

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war.
Was the war a Victory?
Boer commanders were gradually worn down and negotiations began in early 1902.
Peace finally agreed at Vereeniging on the last day of May 1902 The Treaty Of
Vereeniging. Kitchener and army were more conciliatory than Milner. The terms
included:
Transvaal & Orange Free State…

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