Most of the Boer farms (40000 plus) in the two independent republics, were destroyed by the British under their “Scorched Earth” policy – including the systematic destruction of crops, the slaughtering or removal of livestock, the burning down of homesteads and farms – to prevent the Boers from resupplying themselves from a home base, many tens of thousands of men, women and children were forcibly moved into the camps. This camps were not refugees camps but internment or hell camps. Just the idea of burning all food around you, means a lot, because those in power wanted totally destruction and the killing of all people. Today there are various places, businesses and food have been destroyed.
Feite is, Engeland se ligging is baie ver van ons land af en nog verder binnelands as die oorlog teen die twee onafhanklike Boere republiek gemik was. Dit het hul weermag dae geneem op see om hier uit te kom, om te kom oorlog maak teen die Boere vir hul minerale in die grond.
Ironies voor hierdie oorloë, was dit die Boere wat wegbeweeg het uit die destydse Kaapkolonie, weg van Engelse bewind om hulself te regeer. Hulle wou nie onder die Britse regering wees nie. Kon Engeland dit nie verstaan het ons voorgeslagte is ‘n volk op hul eie en wil nie aan Engelse heerskappy gekoppel wees nie. Boere, vroue en hul gesinne is van plase afgedwing. Boer vroue en kinders is gedwing om hul huise en eiendomme/plase te verlaat sodat die Engelse dit kon afbrand sodat daar geen voedsel was vir die Boere of hul families nie.
Dit was ook nie net die Boere wat onder die Britte se weermag deurgeloop het nie, maar ook ander etniese volke is van hul grondgebiede sowel minerale ontneem. Swart en Khoi san gebiede is as Kroongebiede of Reservate verklaar nadat dit afgeneem is, waar diegene wat die grond bewoon het, slegs lewensreg op die grondgebiede gehad het. Dit wil sê ‘n minderwaardige burger.
In die tydperk was daar heelwat binnelandse volksgroepies wat op sekere grondgebiede gebly het (net na 1800 Mfecane oorloë). En daar was ook heelwat grondgebiede wat Niemandsland genoem was omdat niemand dit bewoon het nie. Die Boere het nie hierdie persone vervreem van hul gebiede nie, maar vir etlike jare word dit voorgehou dis ons blankes wat hul grond gesteel het, maar dis inderwaarheid die Britte en hul Shepstone/Grey apartheidswetgewings. Die Zoeloes het ook fel onder die hand van die Britte magte deurgeloop. Daar was heelwat skikkings tussen Swart en Blanke leiers wat grond wettig bekom het.
Wanneer daar na die verloop van die uitslag van die Anglo Boere oorloë gekyk word, asook die minerale wat in 1902 oorgeneem is, is dit skaars 4 jaar later of die Eerste Wêreld oorlog breek uit. Verskeie lande was hierby betrokke – ook ons in Suid-Afrika.
All well planned by the British empire. Even the wars against the blacks and others, to annexed their lands (British Crownland and Reserves).
Lord Kitchener, who took over from Roberts, continued this policy. He was also responsible for taking the next steps in the concentration camp policy. This was the forcible placement of Boer families in camps. Women and children of Boer fighters were taken against their will by ox wagon, trains or by foot to the camps.
In December 1900, Kitchener sent a memorandum to his general officers. The memorandum laid out all of the military advantages of interning women, children, and men unfit for military service. In this memorandum, he also laid out the two categories into which those in the camps should be divided.
The first category included the families of protected burghers and other non-combatants. The second category included the families of those fighting against the British. Those in the first category were to be given preference in terms of accommodation and rations.
The living conditions were appalling, with tents being overcrowded and the camps lacking hygiene measures. The food provided was reduced army rations with second category families receiving rations with no meat. There were no vegetables or milk for babies, and these families were given less than a pound of rice, potatoes, or mealie meal.
The poor diet of those in the camps led to widespread disease. Some of the diseases reported included diphtheria, whooping cough, dysentery, measles, and typhoid fever. These diseases, alongside the malnutrition, led to high mortality rates in the camps which was made worse by the chronic lack of medical staff and medicine.
By February 1901, the discriminatory food ration policy was discontinued in the concentration camps in the Transvaal. The practice would be discontinued in other camps over the following months.
During this time, Emily Hobhouse would visit a number of camps, but Lord Kitchener would not allow visits north of Bloemfontein.
The end of the concentration camps in South Africa officially began with the Treaty of Vereeniging which ended the war in May 1902. However, many of the camps remained until 1903 including the ones in Bloemfontein, Brandfort, and Irene which had some of the highest mortality rates.
The Boer concentration camp cover up: RUDIE ROUSSEAU
Rudie has been studying and visiting the burial sites of over 55 concentration camps set up by the British during the Boer War. Rudie is a recipient of an award from the Simon van der Stel Foundation for his groundbreaking work
Rudie said he experienced that there were much more than 38000 women and children that died in the British 126 concentration camps.
Boek – Book written about stories and
Kampsmarte – Prof A W G Raath, Regsgeleerde
Book – Boere Oorlog – Thomas Pakenham
The Boers of South Africa responded to Britain’s annexation of the gold-and-diamond-rich Transvaal region by declaring war on October 11, 1899. The English believed the fighting would be over by Christmas — never dreaming they were on the brink of one of the longest, bloodiest, most costly and humiliating military campaigns in their history. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. Thomas Pakenham’s The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict — a war precipitated by greed.
Het saam die Boere geveg.
Die Kaapse rebelle van die Hantam-Karoo [tydens die] Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902
British hell camps – Internment Camps
Much more than 34 000 Boers, women and children died in those 126 camps, or perhaps more camps, even in the fields and bushes. If that is the case, why all those lies for years and why do they tell it is only refugee camps, while it was not any refugees? Women, old people and children were forced out of their houses and then put everything on fire, even the food. Therefore again, it was no refugee camps at all.
Citizens from the two independent Boer Republics were also called BOERS.
Internment is the imprisonment of people, commonly in large groups, without charges or intent to file charges. The term is especially used for the confinement “of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects”. It was the British empire that started the wars with the people in southern Africa. Interned persons may be held in prisons or in facilities known as internment camps, also known as concentration camps.
BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN SOUTH – AFRICA
Anglo-Boer War concentration camps
“Scorched Earth” British Concentration Camps in South Africa (Anglo-Boer War)
Dit was die Britte wat met die Boere oorlog gemaak het en die kampe was beslis nie om “humanitêre redes” nie.
Jacob Rees-Mogg Lies Publicly in Support of Atrocious British Concentration Camps – Anglo-Boer War – he lied about the Camps and the War in southern Africa and the involvement of the British empire.
Weer eens, die Britse magte het nie net in Suid-Afrika helkampe gehad nie, maar daar het al baie burgers in verskeie lande onder hierdie magte deurgeloop. Elkeen is in hul eie lande aangeval en van alles beroof. Hulle moet sekerlik baie trots wees oor al die bloed aan hul hande.
The British people suffer “historical amnesia” over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed. Former UN under-secretary general Dr Shashi Tharoor said the British education system fails to tell the real story of empire.
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