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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

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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.
It's just like testing people of my generation about the Zulu Wars and the two Boer Wars of the late 19th century.
The little I know about the Boer Wars is that three sons of my great aunt Polly died in them.
Two Boer Wars were fought in South Africa between 1880-1881 and between 1899-1902 by the British Empire against the Boer Republic.
A BUDDING musician has a little piece of history to call her own after her grandmother found a bugle that had been used during the Boer War in a Coventry charity shop.
The Boer Wars were fought in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in South Africa.
The Boer wars were the two wars fought between Britain and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the South African Republic, in 1880-81 and 1899-1902.
It is no exaggeration to say that the legacy of the Boer wars shaped the destiny of South Africa right to the present day.
That was how I learnt all about the First and Second Boer Wars.
General Sir Redvers Buller, VC, a veteran of the Zulu and First Boer Wars, was advancing toward Ladysmith with the aim of relieving the town, which had been under siege by the Boers since 2 November 1899.
Burnham has been chief of scouts during the second Boer War, and had come to know his Boer counterpart, a man named Duquesne.