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The Boer War 1899-1902 Soldiers were buried in
It began as a struggle between the British and shallow graves quickly,
Dutch `Boer' settlers in South Africa for control sometimes where they
of diamonds and gold. The British eventually
won after they adopted a `scorched earth' fell. It was too hot to
policy, whereby farms were burned and keep the corpses in
women and children were rounded up in
`concentration camps'. field hospital morgues.
Hyaenas are natural
scavengers they find
meat to feed on.
Usually the hyaenas
eat the remains of dead
animals anything they
can find. Usually...…read more
After the burial-parties leave
And the baffled kites have fled;
The wise hyaenas come out at eve
To take account of our dead.
How he died and why he died
Troubles them not a whit.
They snout the bushes and stones aside
And dig till they come to it.…read more
They are only resolute they shall eat
That they and their mates may thrive,
And they know that the dead are safer
Than the weakest thing alive.
(For a goat may butt, and a worm may
And a child will sometimes stand;
But a poor dead soldier of the King
Can never lift a hand.)…read more