He is the eldest of five children; their father was killed in the Boer War, and the family is desperately poor.
During the Boer War, Canadians flocked to the colours to defend the British Empire.
These are military and political debacles to rival the Boer War.
“The events are spread inside and outside the city,” says Boer.
Milner was the chief British civil administrator in South Africa through the (bitterly controversial at home) Boer War.
Footnote 347: See admissions of the Boer Generals quoted supra.
Nice lil thing, too; some of the Boer girls, you know; but not much ballast at her at all.
Yes,” grunted the Boer after puffing away; “he said it was very good, and that we were to go.
He had served through the Boer and the Spanish-American wars with distinction.
There was no leering and hideous grinning at us, however, as the rider's head had been blown clean away by a Boer shell.
"Dutch colonist in South Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and thus related to bower, German Bauer, and the final syllable of neighbor (see boor). Boer War (1899-1902) was technically the Second Boer War, there having been a brief preview 1880-1881.