Boer War


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Boer War

n.
1. A war (1880-1881) in which Britain unsuccessfully attempted to enforce its annexation of the Boer territory in the Transvaal.
2. A war (1899-1902) between an alliance of the Boer governments of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State on the one hand and Great Britain on the other, over the sovereignty and commercial rights in these lands. The war ended with British victory.

Boer War

n
(Historical Terms) either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880–1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, the second (1899–1902) when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain. Also called: Anglo-Boer War or South African War

Boer′ War′


n.
a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902.
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Noun1.Boer War - either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902)
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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The last great British war, the Boer war, was over and forgotten, and the public had lost the fashion of expert military criticism.
The angel on top of the Boer War memorial, Newcastle, is a fine example of a work of art, a dignified definition of a proper angel.
The Boer War 1899-1902: Ladysmith, Magersfontein, Spion Kop, Kimberley, and Mafeking
Tadhg Moloney opens with a consideration of military recruitment during the Boer War.
READING "Yesterday Extra" (Echo, September 29) I was interested in the article from 1965 regarding 88-year-old Mr Ivor Lewis who was searching for comrades who had served with him in the Boer War.
However, I have a reader's knowledge of the second South African conflict, commonly called the Second Boer War.
Louis Botha's War: The Campaign in South West Africa, 1914-1915" is the story of how a former Boer War fighting-general-turned-politician crushed a rebellion, rallied his country's first united army to fight in harsh conditions and defeated the enemy in the Great War's first successful Allied campaign.
Burnham has been chief of scouts during the second Boer War, and had come to know his Boer counterpart, a man named Duquesne.
It was most likely named after the Battle of Spion Kop in the Boer War.
Churchill's two accounts of his experience in South Africa during the Boer War are based on the dispatches he sent to the Morning Post newspaper between November 1889 and July 1900.
ON THE CHEAP 1750 PRE-SEVEN YEARS' WAR 78,900 1800 PRE-NAPOLEONIC WARS 80,300 1813 DURING NAPOLEONIC WARS 250,000 1883 AFTER FIRST BOER WAR 124,000 1901 SECOND BOER WAR 430,000 1918 END OF FIRST WORLD WAR 3,818,292 1939 START OF SECOND WORLD WAR 230,000 1945 END OF SECOND WORLD WAR 3,120,000 1969 START OF TROUBLES IN NORTHERN IRELAND 174,000 1982 THE FALKLANDS WAR 159,000 1990 FIRST GULF WAR 152,800 2000 BEFORE AFGHANISTAN AND SECOND GULF WAR 110,000 2012 AFGHANISTAN WAR 97,500 2020 PREDICTED NUMBER OF TROOPS 82,000 Date Conflict Approx.