During the Boer War the British laid waste to huge swaths of South Africa. Homes were burned. Children starved. Battle raged across the countryside. Entire populations were imprisoned in concentration camps. Thousands died. This is the story.
This is part 2 of a two part series. You can find part one here: Boer War part 1
Download episode 37 here: Episode 37
Maps and Pictures:
The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham
The Afrikaners: Biography of a People by Hermann Giliomee
Scorched Earth by Fransjohan Pretorius
The Washing of the Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation by Donald Morris
God Does Not Forget by Deneys Reitz
A History of South Africa by Frank Welsh
A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson
The Boer War 1899-1902 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
A Military History of South Africa by Timothy Stapelton
Letters from Kimberley: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War by Edward Spiers
Letters from Ladysmith: Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War by Edward Spiers
The Cambridge History of South Africa by Robert Ross et al.
De La Rey – Lion of the West by Johannes Meintjes
General Louis Botha: A Biography by Johannes Meintjes
President Steyn: A Biography by Johannes Meintjes
2 thoughts on “Scorched Earth: Concentration Camps and Guerilla Conflict in the Boer War /// 37”
I enjoyed this episode. Do you think you could do one on the Rhodesian Bush War or the South Africa Border war?
This was a good episode but I wish you would cover the Battle of Berlin or the Mexican Civil War.