A Cloud of Falling Stars

By early 1902, the forces of De Wet and Botha were little more than fugitives, doing their best to avoid the relentless sweeps of Kitchener’s flying columns and no longer able to mount significant operations. Taking care to avoid anything that...

How to get a glowing review

A friend of mine made me aware of a book (or, rather, a couple of books) about the Boer War which I had not previously seen. Catchily titled, ‘Die Anglo-Boereoorloog, ‘n Chronologie & Die Kaarte’, this claimed not only to be a full chronology...

A hopeless cause?

  Afrikanderdom has awakened to a sense of earnestness which we have not observed since the heroic war of liberty in 1881. From the Limpopo, as far as Capetown, the second Majuba has given birth to a new inspiration and a new movement...

Berg Times Balderdash

One of the most entertaining things in life is watching the mental gymnastics which Defenders of the Myth™ put themselves through in order to maintain their preferred version of the Boer War. These people will shamelessly twist themselves in...

Colesberg codswallop

While looking for some maps of French’s campaign around Colesberg, I came across this entertaining website: www.karoobattlefields.com/colesberg This section of text caught my eye: The Boer strategy The Boers were fighting a primarily...

No wonder the myth survives…

I stumbled across this entertaining alternative reality online: https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuid-Afrikaansche_Republiek Second Liberation War [ edit | edit source ] A border incident, intentionally caused by Rhodes and its accomplices, led to...