Dugard, Martin
May 2010
Military History;May2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p26
The article offers historical information on the Second Boer War in the South African region which lasted from October 1899 to May 1902. The war originated in a land dispute between the Boers who colonized the region during the supremacy of the Dutch East India Company, and the British foreigners who had set interest in the diamonds and gold in the region. The British forces built stone blockhouses to isolate Boer territory and used conventional war weapons such as railway guns.


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