Name:Augusto NunezDate:1/16/18Class: 3A 6A 5BName of Battle:the boer war INTRODUCTION: The discovery of gold and diamonds in the southern tip of Africa, in 1899, aroused British greed, which claimed the entire territory of what is now the Republic of South Africa as their own.
Those who had made the discovery, mostly peasants, descendants of Dutch, were considered owners of the territories of Transvaal and Orange. Among other things, because England had recognized its independence, and also because it was them and not the English who had fought against Zulus and Matabele to civilize the region. The confrontation – which had a luxury war correspondent, sent by the Times of London: Winston Churchill – was inevitable; the result of the contest, although the boqueros, although they were excellent marksman and knew the area well, the students of higher level, the greater amount of troops, directed by Horatio Kitchener, who ordered the killing of children and women (they murdered 25 thousand ) and the burning of the farms, defeated the peasants, of which 18 thousand died on the battlefields in 1902. Information about the War: This war was a war between Great Britain and the Afrikaner allies of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, which took place, from 1899 to 1902, in South Africa, specifically in the territories that currently form South Africa .IMPORTANT BATTLES:The British breach of the demands of Kruger led to immediate action, the Boers declared war on October 12, 1899. The Boer forces, which initially succeeded, invaded the British territories of Natal (annexed by the English in 1843 ) and the Cape Colony.
In a few days they managed to surround the British troops in Ladysmith (Natal), Mafeking (now Mafikeng) and Kimberley (Cape Colony). In December, the British commander-in-chief Sir Redvers H. Buller sent new troops to aid the British forces besieged in the three war zones: Colenso (Natal); the hills of Magersfontein in the Orange Free State and the borders of the Cape Colony; and the mountainous chain of Stormberg, in the Colony of the Cape.
In a week, called by the British Black Week, each of the new units were defeated by the Boer forces.