- Apr 25, 2006
Also the camps were initially setup more as refugee camps for the displaced families of the boer. Sure the reason why they were displaced is because the British did do some scorched earth tactics but hey.Please could you point out the who this --
"General in charge of the Boer War concentration camps were awarded medals "
What he received medals for ?
The Germans were busy with "concentration camps" long before the British
Ever heard of SHARK ISLAND at Luderitzbucht ?
Ever seen the myriad of unmarked HERERO graves on the outskirts of SWAkOPMUND !
The British were so good at -- "covering up" that they allowed a civilian Afrikaner photographer to accompany Emily Hobhouse into the "concentration camp" in Bloemfontein to take photographs of the people there.
Perhaps you may want to ask yourself WHY these camps were necessary ?
Did the British decide to go over to Guerilla warfare ?
Was this a decision of the Boer -- "Veggenerals" ? -- after the capitals of both Boer republics had fallen and both Republics occupied.
In any case ; in all of your long diatribe what I learn is that the British themselves did NOT want any fatalities in the camps
HOW do you supply rations if the Boers are blowing up the train lines all the time ?
The poison ( Kool-Aid ) worked well on you !
Here you go
Learn all about it here
"Confronting Horror: Emily Hobhouse and the Concentration Camp Photographs of the South African War"
No. 32 (November 2006), pp. 34-48
Published by: University of Western Cape
Though as an English South African why should I feel any more marginalised now then before? Afrikaans for the first 12 years of my life dominated everything, then for the following 26 it's been a lot better, more things in English, I don't have to use Radio 2000 anymore to watch TV, all the signs are in English first, the text books are in English. Even the Afrikaans section of my public library has shrunk considerably over the years and it used to be a staunch Afrikaans area.