The Boer War Atlas…

After a couple of years of work, The Boer War Atlas is about to hit the shelves: Working from modern-day maps to ensure topographical accuracy, the Atlas covers pretty much every significant action in both the conventional and guerrilla phases of...

The same old myths…

I came across this online article recently: https://www.anglotopia.net/british-history/great-events-british-history-bitter-legacy-british-imperialism-boer-wars/ As the site where it comes from claims to be one for people who ‘love...

The Power of Propaganda

As much as it pains me to say it, the Apartheid regime propagandists, modern-day fanatical Defenders of the Myth, and other assorted ‘useful idiots’, really have done an amazing job of entrenching their utterly false version of the Boer War deep...

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...

Clutching at Straws….

When conversation turns to the Boer War, I have lost count of the times I have been assured – usually by a drunk in some pub in some little South African dorp – that ‘the Boers won every battle in the war’. This, or the equally nonsensical claim...