Boer War, the

Boer War, the
,Boer `War, the
a war fought in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century in which the British defeated the Boers

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  • (the) Boer War — the Boer War UK US a war fought in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century in which the British defeated the Boers http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/boer war the.htm Thesaurus: cold war and wars in historyhyponym * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boer War — Boer War, the also the South African War (1899 1902) a war in South Africa in which the British army successfully fought against two Boer ↑republics called the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, and made them part of the British Empire …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Great Boer War — is a non fiction work on the Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1900. By the end of the war in 1902 the book had been published in 16 editions, constantly revised by Doyle. The Introduction describes the book as:… …   Wikipedia

  • The Boer War (1914 film) — The Boer War is a 1914 film, directed by George Melford about the Second Boer War.Wars between Britain and the Dutch over land.Link*imdb title|id= 0003686|title=The Boer War (1914) …   Wikipedia

  • Boer War — Boer′ War′ n. why a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902 …   From formal English to slang

  • Boer War — n. a war (1899 1902) in which Great Britain defeated the Boers of South Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Military history of Australia during the Second Boer War — The military history of Australia during the Boer War is complex, and includes a period of history in which the six formerly autonomous British Australian colonies federated to become the Commonwealth of Australia. At the outbreak of the Second… …   Wikipedia

  • Boer War — /ˈbɔ wɔ/ (say baw waw) noun either of two wars fought between the British and the Boers in southern Africa. 1. a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and the province of Orange Free State, 1899–1902. 2. a war between Great… …  

  • Boer War — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Second Boer War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Second Anglo Boer War partof=the Boer Wars caption=Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War date=11 October 1899 ndash; 31 May 1902 place=South Africa casus belli=The Jameson Raid, 1895 96 [Thomas Pakenham,… …   Wikipedia

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