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The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 saw the British Empire at the height of its power facing a small band of highly mobile Boers in South Africa. The war introduced the world to the concentration camp and is regarded as the first war of the modern era where magazine rifles, trenches and machine guns were deployed extensively. British losses topped 28 000 in a conflict that was supposed to take a few weeks but lasted three years.
 
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A general is captured at Tweebosch, a "glorious" charge at Rooiwal, and peace negotiations are taken up again.1) To read the article about the British Women's Emigration Association before it goes behind a paywall, go to this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/blog/2) Learn more about the day, the year that blacks finally got the vote in South …
 
An epic clash at Vlakfontein, a comical scene at Groenkop, & some dark scenes elsewhere in this episode.Notes:1) Be a reason that there is a Q&A episode by using this link to send me questions related to the history we've covered: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2) Be the first to help the show go on and become a permanent part of an episo…
 
Jan Smuts and company take another shot at invading the Cape Colony while Louis Botha takes another crack at Natal. Will they yield the same fruit?Notes:1) Be a reason that there is a Q&A episode by using this link to send me questions related to the history we've covered: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2) Be the first to help the show go…
 
Bergendal, Churchill's book tour, guerrilla warfare, De Wet's 4-pronged invasion, Botha and Kitchener's peace talks, and blockhouses ... all that in this episode.1) Learn more dates and districts for Churchill's elections using this article: https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/reference/churchills-elections/2) Be a reason that there is a Q&A epi…
 
Finally ... the story of Boer & black concentration camps in southern Africa during the South African War of 1899-1902.1. If you want a Q&A episode, send questions you have about the Boer Wars or these concentration camps to me using the following link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/. The more quality questions I get, the more likely I'l…
 
Did concentration camps really emerge for the first time during the South African War of 1899-1902? This second part of your 3-part answer focuses on camps that emerged in the Philippines and ... what scorched earth wrought in southern Africa.Notes:1. If I get enough of your questions about the show, you could hear an episode where I answer listene…
 
Did concentration camps really emerge for the first time during the South African War of 1899-1902? This first part of your 3-part answer focuses on camps that emerged in German Southwest Africa and ... Cuba.Notes:1. If I get enough of your questions about the show, you could hear an episode where I answer listener questions. Send me questions you …
 
Bokassa was a military colonel in the 1950's who took control of the Central African Republic in a coup d'état. His obsession with Napoleon and his lust for power drove him to commit some of the most depraved acts imaginable on his own people.As they say, absolute power corrupts, absolutely.Check out more of the Anthology of Heroes Podcast at https…
 
As British forces close in on Pretoria, the Boers argue about surrendering or fighting on. Which side will take more prisoners? Which side will triumph at Diamond Hill? What proclamations will ripple for decades?Notes:1) My brother laughed out loud when he saw me finally get this going.... my Instagram page. If you want to be amused by an amateur, …
 
Blacks were more than victims and unskilled laborers in this war. Learn enough today to see through the glass more clearly.SHOW NOTES:1. Yes ... you did hear baby Evan losing his mind at about the 14 minute mark :)2. You can share the show on your preferred social media platform using a text like this: “ Want to know more South African history than…
 
Finally ... the door is open for Christiaan De Wet to wage guerrilla warfare as the British close in on Pretoria. Does the door slam in his face, or does he throw it wide open? The Battle of Korn Spruit (aka Sanna's Post) will tell you.1) If you’d to play free poker with me online, contact me using this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contac…
 
The Boers are reeling and on the run. The British are on a roll to ... Bloemfontein. How costly will marching into Bloemfontein be?Notes: 1) Learn more about Russian support and undermining of the Boers war effort before the article goes behind a paywall: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/blog/ 2) Grow yourself and support the show using this Master…
 
Piet Cronje lets himself get circled by Lord Kitchener & Lord Roberts. Cecil Rhodes flexes his obnoxious muscle at Kimberley. Thousands of men and animals will face starvation, dehydration, and exhaustion. This isn’t going to end well.Notes-Try Fiverr & help the show: https://track.fiverr.com/visit/?bta=231913&nci=9380 Read my article “Where Are Al…
 
General Buller & company are hoping this time ... and the next time will be different when they try to break the noose around Ladysmith's neck.Notes-1) Buy a Forgotten Wars mask: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/merch/2) Try Fiverr & help the show: https://track.fiverr.com/visit/?bta=231913&nci=93803) Learn more about typhoid fever: https://www.may…
 
General Redvers Buller's "premonitions" are confirmed at Colenso and Lord Methuen makes mistakes at Magersfontein.1. Contact me using this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2. Check out this link to the article I wrote about balloons used in 19th-century warfare, especially in the South African War, BEFORE ... the article goes behind a…
 
The British score costly victories along the western front and suffer the beginning of "Black Week" simultaneously.1. Share this free tool with any of your friends who teach social studies: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/teachers/2. Buy access to dozens of my articles or other Patreon benefits: https://www.patreon.com/forgottenwars3. Treat yourse…
 
Why the Boer generals were so bad, why Buller's situation was so bad, and what happened at Belmont & GraspanNotes: 1) If you're wanting to see the sources used for this & all our episodes, and are wanting to see transcripts with pronunciation guides ... check out our Knowledge is Power Tier here using the Patreon option: https://forgottenwarspodcas…
 
A brief look at young Winston Churchill before he embarks on his South African adventure, and how he "ran into" some of South Africa's most famousNotes: 1) Treat yourself to Master Class using the following link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=797461&u=2673298&m=62509&urllink=&afftrack=2) Read more about "heliographs" mentioned in this episode befo…
 
The oft-forgotten role of armed blacks, and about how Ladysmith was a trap.Help the show go do another season:1) Choosing one of many options on this page: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/2) Sharing the show and writing a review if you're an Apple Podcast listener.3) Treat yourself and support the show by buying a Master Class subscription …
 
This story centers on mistakes made around Ladysmith ... on Mournful Monday.Notes:Become a Blog Fan on Patreon so that you can access the article I mention about an "American-led" brigade of Irishmen as it is now sealed behind a paywall. This link will take you to the blog section of Forgotten Wars: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/…
 
ANOTHER general will bite the dust... this time at Elandslaagte.Notes:1) Keep Forgotten Wars going by treating yourself to one of our sponsors or supporting us in any number of ways. Check out this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/2) Check out our blog here: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/blog/…
 
As General Redvers Buller sails to the Cape Colony with possibly the most famous reporter to ever live, another general dies during the first major battle of the war.Big news as of 2/24/21:The website got a wonderful overhaul complete with among other things... a new look, a new blog, and even a resource to help my fellow social studies teachers. I…
 
How the South African war should have started, how the South African War did start, and a broken clock that was right ... several times a day.Notes:1) If you have history teacher friends you care about, share this free resource that I would have loved to have had when I started teaching: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/teachers/2) If you have show…
 
Was Milner most responsible for starting the Second Boer War aka the South African War ... OR were others just as responsible? This episode and the previous episode attempt to give you background to help you work to come to your own conclusion. As a newcomer and an American, I can honestly tell you that I'm not trying to sway you one way or the oth…
 
It's an ongoing debate among this coming war's historians and enthusiasts: Was Milner most responsible for starting the Second Boer War aka the South African War ... OR were others just as responsible? This episode and the next attempt to give you background to help you work to come to your own conclusion. As a newcomer and an American, I can hones…
 
Events that some call the first shots of the South African War of 1899-1902 (the Anglo-Boer War).Notes:1) Cecil Rhodes's previous episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forgotten-wars/id1535351938?i=10004942910502) The show cannot go without you sharing the podcast and leaving a written review if you're an Apple Podcast user. Something as s…
 
The Transvaal continues to feed its appetite for expansion while President Paul Kruger's administration continues to make stronger enemies ... within the Transvaal.Notes:1) Get more from the show and help it grow by visiting this page: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/2) If you have show questions or guest suggestions, contact us here: https…
 
All about President Kruger, the star of our next few episodes, the man who led the Transvaal into the South African War of 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War).If you have any questions or feedback for me the show host, reach out using the following link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/By Michael Buster
 
How the British treated some other whites they deemed unworthy of autonomy in the 19th century & beyond.Notes:1) If you have show questions or guest suggestions or feedback on this episode, contact me using this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2) If you want access to blogs I've written about aspects of Irish history but are now behi…
 
The rise of Otto von Bismarck's Germany complicates southern African affairs, and ... gold finally steps to the stage.Notes:1) This map can help you see how ... "complicated" the world of southern African was from the 1880s through the South African War of 1899-1902: https://cdn.britannica.com/38/128838-050-2FB6C547/penetration-European-Southern-Af…
 
As the British and Boers negotiate peace after the First Boer War, events start to unfold that risk losing the peace.1) This map can help you see how ... "complicated" the world of southern African was from the 1880s through the South African War of 1899-1902: https://cdn.britannica.com/38/128838-050-2FB6C547/penetration-European-Southern-Africa.jp…
 
The origins story of a late bloomer turned state attorney turned warrior turned world leader: Jan Smuts.If you'd like to help keep the show going, see the many recurring and one-time options you have at this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/By Michael Buster
 
All about what ended the First Boer War and became a rallying cry for the South African War of 1899-1902 (Second Boer War).Episode Notes: 1) Share the following free resource with any of your friends who teach history, government or economics: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/teachers/. I wish I'd had something like this when I started teaching wor…
 
The episode that hopes to help you understand where the British military came from and why it behaved as it did during the Boer Wars.Episode Notes: 1 ) Send me questions or comments you have about the show using this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2) Support the show through buying from one of our sponsors or even just making a $1 d…
 
Gladstone tries to balance on an impossible tightrope. Major-General Colley tries to regain his honor.Episode Notes: 1) Help keep the show going AND enjoy the show on a whole other level by visiting this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/2 ) Apple Podcast users, if you haven't yet, would you take just 2 minutes to give us a 5-star ratin…
 
As the Bronkhorstspruit ripples through southern Africa, the Transvaal Boers put the British on defense. Meanwhile, the highest-ranking British commander on the ground (Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley) prepares to prove himself at Laing's Nek. Episode Notes: 1) Check out our blog at https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/blog/2) Contact me with a…
 
All the fascinating events and decisions leading up to the first battle of the First Boer War aka the Transvaal Rebellion.Episode Notes: 1) To get all of our episodes, Like, Subscribe or Follow using your podcast app.2) Help keep the show going AND enjoy the show on a whole other level using this link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/donate/…
 
This tells the tragic stories filled with rationales that turned up empty and lethal for many, many people ... and animals in South Africa before the Transvaal Rebellion (First Boer War).Episode Notes: 1) Share this free helpful resource with your friends who teach history, politics, or economics: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/teachers/ It's som…
 
The backstory story of one of the most loathed and gifted men in both British & South African history ... Cecil Rhodes. The backstory of De Beers ... the diamond company. Plus, a word that will cost you and has no friendly variation.Episode Notes: 1 ) Enjoy the show on a whole other level by choosing one of many ways to support us at this link: htt…
 
Some major policies and people that propelled the British into a collision course with the Boers. This is your background that will help you better understand why the British behaved as they did in South Africa, and why the Boer Wars ever happened.Episode Notes:1) To learn more about the First Opium War between the British & China, check out this 4…
 
Want to know more about South African history than 98% of the world? This focuses on white South Africa's origins story, maybe the first Afrikaner hero, and the clashes that followed European settlement of southern Africa. All of this will help you better understand why the South African War of 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War) occurred.Episode Note: 1) I…
 
This episode centers on the life of the man who led the Transvaal into the South African War of 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War).1) If you have any questions or feedback for me the show host, reach out using the following link: https://forgottenwarspodcast.com/contact/2) If you'd like to stay posted about contests and historical blogs for fans of the sho…
 
You're getting dropped right into the middle of the South African War of 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War) to hear the story of one of its forgotten heroes with a dark, dark success story. A major character from this story goes on to found the first Boy Scouts organization.Episode Notes:1 of 3) If you're a visual learner at all, this map of southern Afric…
 
Thanks to those who’ve sent messages of support in the last few weeks – the level of interaction has been remarkable from all my listeners around the world. For some we started this journey together in September 2017 and here we are almost 36 months later and the Three Years War has ended.This podcast was always designed to track the war week by we…
 
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