Talk on ‘The Boer War’
This talk takes you through the main causes and events of the Second Boer War 1899-
The causes have been much debated. Was this a war about capitalism and fought for the interests of the Randlords who ran the gold industry on the Witwatersrand or was this a war about who was to control the tip of south Africa. Salisbury said the war was to teach the Boers who was boss. Was it or was this a war to extend the dominance of the Anglo-
Salisbury, Chamberlain, Rhodes and Milner all wanted different thing but whose view prevailed?
Within a few weeks of war breaking out three British centres of population were besieged. In one week in December three different British armies suffered catastrophic defeats leading to the sacking of the British Commander-
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