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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KROONSTAD Camp/Kamp

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  • Camp details
  • Date open:01/03/1901
  • Date closed:12/01/1903
  • Unique ID:12
















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While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as combatants by the British, especially as scouts to track down Boer commandoes and armed block house guards, but also in non-combatant roles by both British and Boer forces as wagon drivers, etc. They suffered severely as result of the British "scorched earth policy" during which those who lived on White farms were removed to concentration camps, as were the women and children of their White employers