Boer War

The British had manoeuvered the Boers into attacking them in South Africa in hopes of being able to quickly crush the upstart Boer Republics. However, the British had not reckoned on the investment in weaponry that the Boers had made, their high levels of motivation and the changing nature of warfare at the turn of the Century. The British were to find themselves rudely awakened and humiliated by the Boers. Eventually, the size and power of the Empire would be brought to bear down on the Boers, but it would be a much longer and more painful process than the British had expected at the outbreak of the war.

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by Stephen Luscombe