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Soldiers digging a trench, Boer War, c 1900.

Soldiers digging a trench, Boer War, c 1900.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


The Second Boer War was fought between the British and the Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State, not least because of the rich gold mines in these areas. After early reverses and several bloody battles with heavy casualties, the British eventually won the war.

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