British Empire

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  The ascent into Empire for Britain was quite ruthless, racist and bloody. One need only look at the 116,000 Boers held in concentration camps, and the 100,000 Africans held. In 1943, 3,000,000 Biafrans died of starvation because Britain made sure more rations went to their own war efforts. In 1922, at the end of […]

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  The Wreck Of The Birkenhead   On February 26th, 1852 the HMS Birkenhead, a British troop carrier transporting troops for the Navy struck a rock while bringing soldiers to South Africa. The British were locked in a war with the Khosa tribe in what was now termed the Kaffir Wars. Realizing that there were […]

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The Boer War Was A Replay Of History. Part 2.

May 24, 2012

  The Boer Army inflicted thousands of casualties on advancing British regiments, and beat back many attempts to take high ground. The Boers of course were fighting in their own backyard and knew the terrain intimately. In many ways the Boer War was just a long controlled retreat of a smaller force from an Empire;and […]

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The Boer War Was A Replay Of History. Part 1.

May 23, 2012

    Remarkable similarities color the army recruitment from the United States during the Vietnam conflict and British recruitment into the Boer Wars. Prospects themselves often had little few prospects. Vietnam recruited both from suburbia’s and ghettos, but suburban kids often found deferments and so the ranks were often comprised largely of inner city youth. […]

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