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The Boer War
Episode One

A Bitter And Bloody Clash Of Arms

When Britain went to war against the Boers in October 1899, the British public expected the fighting to be over by Christmas.

As it turned out, the Boer War, in Kipling`s famous phrase, gave the British "No end of a lesson".

Using accounts of the soldiers who fought in this bitter and bloody clash of arms and remarkable contemporary photographs, this programme tells the story of Britain`s last great Imperial war.

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Part of the Boer Wars

Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War
Date 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902
Location South Africa
Result British victory
Territorial
changes
Treaty of Vereeniging
Belligerents
Flag of the United Kingdom British Empire Orange Free State

South African Republic
Foreign volunteers
Commanders
Flag of the United Kingdom Lord Milner
Flag of the United Kingdom Sir Redvers Buller
Flag of the United Kingdom Lord Kitchener
Flag of the United Kingdom Lord Roberts
Paul Kruger
Louis Botha
Koos de la Rey
Martinus Steyn
Christiaan de Wet
Casualties and losses
6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease)
Civilians killed [mainly Boers]: 24,000+

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