Second Boer War 1899-1902 Flashcards
How many soldiers did the British army have by the Second Bore war?
How many soldiers were there in South Africa 1899
There were 84,000
When was the siege of Mafeking, Kimberley and Ladysmith
Mafeking 13th of October 1899 and Kimberly 14th October and Ladysmith 2 November
What was the siege of Ladysmith?
It was surrounded by 35,000 Bores under the command of General Piet Joubert
Stormberg and Magersfontein
Commander of the British force to release stormberg and Magersfontein ordered an attack on the 10th of December 1899 which faild more than 500 were left for dead or taken prisoner.
15th of December Buller tried to cross the Tugela River to reach Ladysmith and was met with strong resistance. They had no proper maps. Artiary was accidentally put in rifle range leading to many deaths.one of the deaths was the son of Field Marshal Lord Roberts.
How many were killed wounded and captured at Colenso?
143 dead , 756 wounded and 220
Charles Warren attended the Bores in the hills near Ladysmith. Poor communication meant that some defend and some retread from spion Kop. They were exposed to a large amount of enamy fire.1,350 casualties
Who Was Sir Redvers Buller?
He won the Victoria Cross in 1879 in the Zulu war .served in Egypt as head of army intelligence. He was very arrogant
What was the Scorched earth policy and Concentration camps?
Roberts policy stoped food going to the Gurrillas.The British systemically removing and destroying food and livestock, amuntions and anything else of use to an enemy.
The homeless produced were moved to concentration camps . Poor food and sanatoin killed thousands 35 camps with 110,000 people. Nearly 28,000 people died
The Hobhouse report
Report into camps . There were squalid conditions and there was inadequate and meat was not given to those who had men fighting the British.no clean water or toilets
What % of defence budget was spent on Navy!?!
How many Blockhouse were there and how many miles of barbed wire?
8000 Blockhouses and 4000 miles of barbed wire
How many soldiers did the Bores have!?!
How many lives of the British and the Bores did the war cost!?!
60,000 lives. 22,000 British soldiers. 27,000 Bores and cost £217 million 1901