Scorched Earth: Concentration Camps and Guerilla Conflict in the Boer War /// 37

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:

Boer War Concentration Camps
Disease and Starvation were a Chronic Problem in the Camps
Boer War Concentration Camp
British Concentration Camp near Bloemfontein
South Africa 1899 Boer War Map
Southern Africa 1899

Boer War British Breakthrough February 14 to 27 battlecastBoer War battle of spion kopBoer War Battle of Paardeberg map

Battle of Spion Kop Aftermath
The scene on top of Spion Kop – “an acre of massacre.”

References:

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

 

 

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