English Crown and the Boers

Die "bedelaar" verskyn talle kere as verwysing na Brittanje se tweede Anglo Boereoorlog (1899-1902) waar soldate duisende seemyle gereis het en kom oorlog maak het met ons voorouers - die doel daarvan om geld in te samel vir families.   Hierdie gedig, wat geskryf is deur Rudyard Kipling en getoonset deur Sir Arthur Sullivan, het 'n… Continue reading English Crown and the Boers

ABW – The Absent-Minded Beggar

In Britain, supporters of the war effort sought to raise funds for British reservists who were placed on active duty and left with little means to support their families on a salary of “shilling a day.”    The newspaper the Daily Mail created a successful charity campaign using the-then popular song “The Absent-Minded Beggar” with words… Continue reading ABW – The Absent-Minded Beggar