Resisting British Control. The SOUTH african war 1899 – 1902. Introduction. The SOUTH african war 1899 – 1902.
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“The British public expected the war against the Boers to be over by Christmas. It proved to be the longest (two and three-quarter years), the most expensive (over 200 million Pounds), the bloodiest (at least 22 000 British, 25 000 Boer and 12 000 African lives) and the most humiliating war for Britain between 1815 and 1914”
Boermen, women and children, mainly farmers who lived in the Transvaal (SAR) and the Orange Free State and spoke Afrikaans or Dutch
Britishsoldiers who came from Britain and its colonies, including the Cape and Natal
Africanpeople from all over South Africa
Revenge: Remember Majuba!
Control of gold mining interests
The Jameson Raid