#CONTENT WARNING - WAR AND ALL THAT COMES WITH THAT!
THE 2ND BOER WAR - First we will watch a little clip together of a high ranking politician called jacob reese mogg, on a serious BBC show for politicians and public figures to go debate in front of the nation! its called Question time! the clip is from feb 2019 and will take about 2 mins to watch, then we are going to explore the claims made by mr mogg and try determine how correct, or incorrect he might be.
its a really interesting story, very thought provoking! Its one i have wanted to tell for a while actually as its super shocking and its not common knowledge, at least over here! It should be, so hopefully i can aid in getting the story into the minds of more people!
if you guys and gals enjoy today, i have loads of ideas for episodes like this! just bare in mind its live, and they wont be flawless readings haha! but the info is there, you will defo learn a thing or two! this one i just worked on all day yesterday, but i can make them longer or shorter depending on how today goes. there is loads im gonna gloss over today really, for the sake of continuity and the story.
im really looking forward to it, hope i do this story justice and tell it okay:) ill post the script after if anyone wants to have a read through, ive included all sources so you could go down the rabbithole yourself! i agree im no teacher, but i can defo be someone who teaches you enough about a certain topic for you to go out and learn the rest on your own!
Should prob be about 15-20 mins long or so today, then we will have a proper chat after or something:) starts at 1pm but will wait 5-10 mins for everyone to come, hear what the stream will be about, decide if they wanna stay and then go for it! during that time, ill prob leave comments till after; for the sake of telling the story :)
#CONTENT WARNING - WAR AND ALL THAT COMES WITH THAT!
see yall sooooon
My understanding is that the British were trying to deny the Boer guerillas the ability to hide amongst civilians and use their resources, so they rounded up all the civilians and conducted a scorched-earth campaign throughout the countryside. This led to tens of thousands of civilian deaths in the camps - partly due to disease, partly due to starvation (the Boers had been attacking supply trains). It is important to note that these were not the same camps that Nazi Germany would later use; their intended purpose was merely internment rather than extermination.
Anyway, my question is purely about the military aspect of the camps. Was this strategy effective in defeating the Boers, or was it inconsequential?
What if they beat Britain in decisive battle and wore them down with guerrilla warfare ?
How would it affect relations ? Would Britain try again ? Would the Republics won if Britain tried again. ?
I am firmly convinced that there are very few people living today who remember reading of the “Boer War” with England and her colonies, Canada, and Australia. War was declared in the year 1899 and ended in 1902.
The Boers were farmers who lived in the Cape Colony, South Africa, and who finally rebelled under English government “trekked” to the Transvaal, across the Vaal River, to form a republic of their own, under their own independent rule and laws. My father was one of the dissatisfied Boers and joined a train of wagons to reach, what to them was the Promised Land. The family at that time consisted of my mother, my father, and two small sons. The year was 1883. I, (a girl) was born in a wagon on the “Trek” with just the help of a Kafir woman, who with her husband, insisted on going with their “baas” (master) and “on-novi” their mistress. From the tales with which my father kept us enthralled in later life, they suffered many hardships. The Kafirs (Negros) were savage and cruel, and like the Indians in America, fought bitterly and savagely to hold the land that they had just inhabited. We finally settled in a small dorp (larger than a village, but not a town) named Petersberg, in the northern part of the Transvaal. My father established a wagon builders shop there – also a flourmill and prospered very well. I remember that we had the first piano there to take the place of the little organ, which we had brought with us on the “trek.” We also had the first “horse hair” upholstered furniture for the parlor, and I can still feel how it scratched in spite of the numerous petticoats and pantellettes I wore, on the rare and few occasions we were allowed in the parlor when I was called upon to play a rather intricate piece of music. “Echoes from the Mountains” – and how I hated it!!!! We lived in Petersburg, and as most large families do, happiness, quarrelling, grieving when sickness brought one of us down – and joyful at recovery, brought our family close together. Pretoria was the capitol of the Transvaal. Johannesburg – the wealthy and teeming city of a gold strike, and there is where our placid humdrum lives were rudely interrupted. England wanted our gold and demanded for equal rights. The demands were so exorbitant that they were rejected and war was declared. There was great excitement in the “dorp” and as I was then fourteen years old, I felt that the outcome of the war was on my shoulders, and we would run the English (rovi-neks – red-necks) as the B... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently heard that the Boers were some of the first people to use trenches during the second Anglo-boer war of 1898-1902. This was well before WW1. Can anyone verify this? Does anyone have any more information about it?