hostilities broke out in South Africa in 1899 between British troops and Dutch immigrant Boers (Dutch for "farmer") who were fighting to protect their hard-won independence. The Boers were ultimately defeated and the country was annexed back to the British Empire.
(1899-1902) The war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and Orange Free State against Great Britain. As a member of the British Commonwealth, Canada sent troops to South Africa in support of Great Britain.
The war between the Boers of South Africa and Britain, which began in 1899 and ended in 1902.
(1899-1902) War between Britain and the Boer forces of the South African provinces of Orange Free State and Transvaal. Also known as the South African War.
either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902)
A war fought in South Africa from 1899-1902 between the Boers (people of Dutch descent) and the British. Over 7000 Canadians served in this war, which was the first time that Canada sent troops to an overseas war.