Louis Botha, Afrikaner soldier and statesman, 1900 (1951). Artist: Unknown
Louis Botha, Afrikaner soldier and statesman, 1900 (1951). Botha was Commander-in-chief of the Boer forces from 1900 during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902), leading a guerrilla campaign against the British. After the war he served as Prime Minister of Transvaal from 1907-1910, before being elected President of the Union of South Africa, an office he held until 1919. A print from 100 Years in Pictures, A panorama of History in the Making, text by DC Somervell, Odhams press Limited, London, 1951.
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Piet Cronje, Boer leader and soldier, surrendering to Lord Roberts, Paardeberg, 1900. Artist: Richard Caton Woodville II
Piet Cronje, Boer leader and soldier, surrendering to Lord Roberts, Paardeberg, South Africa, 1900. Cronje (1835-1911) fought against the British in the 1st Boer War and defeated the Jameson raiders at Krugersdorp, on 29 December 1895. In the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902) he defeated the British at Magersfontein on 11 December 1899. After his surrender to the British Cronje was imprisoned on the island of St Helena until the end of the war.
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