“Speaking in general, it seems the atmosphere in the city today is completely different from the crowning in 1980,” says Boer.
During the Boer War, Canadians flocked to the colours to defend the British Empire.
“The events are spread inside and outside the city,” says Boer.
These are military and political debacles to rival the Boer War.
He is the eldest of five children; their father was killed in the Boer War, and the family is desperately poor.
Footnote 347: See admissions of the Boer Generals quoted supra.
Then he went into the bar-room to speak to the Englishman's Boer driver.
Yes,” grunted the Boer after puffing away; “he said it was very good, and that we were to go.
I do hope not that story about the unwashed Boer and the cake of soap!
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.