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The Boer War 1899-1902

The conflict between white Afrikaner settlers and the British empire in South Africa retold using BBC archive recordings.

In 1899, white Afrikaner settlers went to war against the British empire in South Africa. Tens of thousands died during the three year conflict, mostly from disease. Using BBC archive recordings, we tell the story of the Boer War.

(Photo: British soldiers crossing a river during the Boer War - circa 1900. Credit: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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