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The Boer War. 10/1899-5/1902. BACKGROUND: Culmination of a century of conflict between Dutch settlers and British settlers/crown/empire  Dutch forced north by Brits 1834 (Great Trek)  First Boer War 1880-81 (Boer victory!) More gold & diamond mines found in region

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the boer war

The Boer War

10/1899-5/1902

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BACKGROUND:

Culmination of a century of conflict between Dutch settlers and British settlers/crown/empire

 Dutch forced north by Brits 1834 (Great Trek)

 First Boer War 1880-81 (Boer victory!)

More gold & diamond mines found in region

 Increasing # of Brits in Transvaal & Orange Free State

Brits wanted more control of region; Afrikaners resented

(Pssst! Boer= Dutch word for farmer; Afrikaner = Boer)

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Paul Kruger, President of Transvaal

Affectionetly known as “Uncle Paul” (oom Paul, in Afrikinee)

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A double ultimatum:

Brits demand full voting rights (the outnumbered the Boers at this point);

Boers countered with a demand that all British military leave immediately.

 The British didn’t, and Boers declared war!

If you want a fight, you will have it. This time to the FINISH

Explain this cartoon. It works on MANY levels.

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500,000 GB & colonial troops vs. 85,000 Boer soldiers

Explain this French postcard.

A small Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic, as David about to be bludgeoned by a British general as Goliath. Gold mines in the background. French postcard

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Phase 1: Boer Offensive

This is a German political cartoon from the earliest stage of the Boer war. What does it show? Why would the Germans take such pleasure in this scene?

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President Kruger is received in Paris by the French President.

What message does this sort of diplomatic move send?

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Phase 3: Guerrilla Warfare

  • Use of irregular tactics
  • Drains British manpower, money, and patience
    • Brits use “unseemly” methods
  • British population loosing enthusiasm for war
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What does this cartoon tell you about British attitudes towards the war? What are the competing ideologies?

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One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy. Here, Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned

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Concentration Camps:

Exposed & brought to global attention by British journalist Emily Hobhouse

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After the war, the British formally annexed the two Boer Republics; this is a German cartoon depicting that event. What was the German attitude and why?

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Results:

Transvaal & Orange Free State formally annexed with promise of independence  Granted in 1906, creation of South African Republic

Demonstrated the excess of imperialism; first major war of Christian v. Christian since the Crimean War- attitudes about war & empire had changed

GB isolated internationally- need friends!

Germans see as weakness- Brits couldn’t control own colony, couldn’t win an easy victory with overwhelming numbers

Significant military lessons  ***see below***

Parliament noticed how unhealthy its population was  80% of men deemed unfit for duty!  ***see below***

Liberals ousted in 1906, Conservatives take control

New journalism  ***see below***

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Results:

Significant military lessons 

*tech and modern combat played a significant role in the war

* smokeless powder- unseen death from a distance

* rifles with new magazines

* no longer used volley & line formation

* KEY- importance of defense with new weapons

* stopped wearing bright colors- khaki

Parliament noticed how unhealthy its population was  80% of men deemed unfit for duty! 

* Increased call for health reform; gov’t responded w/ new laws

New journalism 

*Formed public opinion as well as reporting news

* Critical backlash against glorifying war & Empire