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.
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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
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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 uniforms look as if they could be khaki in colour and possibly Boer War period.
Historian Schoeman has written other books on the Boer War. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing (IPM).
A MERSEY soldier was part of a UK delegation granted the freedom of a South African city in recognition of the part his forebears played in more than a century ago during the Boer War.
FULL STORY: PAGE 4 BOER WAR VC WINNER HONOURED A WAR hero has been honoured at a ceremony in Coventry.
1857: Lord Baden Powell, English hero of the siege of Mafeking during the Boer War and founder of the Boy Scout movement in 1908, was born in London.
A LETTER scribbled by Winston Churchill after he was captured during the Boer War is up for sale.
EVENING Gazette reader Camile Nertney, from Redcar, is wondering if readers can help in an effort to refurbish a memorial to Redcar veterans of the Boer War.
The Cheshire regiment fought in the Boer War in South Africa in 1900 and during the First World War 38 battalions were raised by the unit.
SIR - Recently on television I watched a part of a programme by Kenneth Griffiths which dealt with the events leading up to the Boer War after gold had been discovered in Boer territory.
Canada's first overseas military involvement as a nation was a brief but bloody conflict known as the Boer War. In many respects it served as a grim rehearsal for what was to follow, specifically the unprecedented carnage and valiant sacrifices of World War I.
The struggle may be dated from the 1860s and culminated in what has been called the 'Quaker Renaissance' of 1890-1914, in the opposition to the Boer War and, more noticeably, in the Conscientious Objectors of the Great Wan (It is interesting that only those who opposed the war were given the benefit of having a conscience that led them to oppose it.) By 1920 the rebels had become the governors and modern, twentieth century Quakerism had been born: the Evangelical dominance, which had led to the Friends' absorption into mainstream Nonconformist Evangelical religion, had vanished.