a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902.
a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880–81.
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How to use Boer War in a sentence
These are military and political debacles to rival the Boer War.The Petraeus Revolution: How He Changed the American Way of War | John Barry | January 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the Boer War, Canadians flocked to the colours to defend the British Empire.Canada Comes to the Rescue of Great Britain, Again | Andrew Roberts | November 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Milner was the chief British civil administrator in South Africa through the (bitterly controversial at home) Boer War.Milner's Timeless Political Question: "Why Won't They Listen to Me?" | David Frum | September 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is the eldest of five children; their father was killed in the Boer War, and the family is desperately poor.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ | Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts | March 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since the days of the Boer War this word has been regularly used in English with this same meaning.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
Some of these became very well known to English people in the Boer War.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
The policy of the Boer War is being tried on a vaster scale against Europe.The Crime Against Europe | Roger Casement
Although the Boer War cost England much in lives, money, and prestige, its gain far overshadowed its cost.
The first notable employment of the balloon by the British army occurred during the Boer War.The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Boer War
either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880–1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, the second (1899–1902) when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain: Also called: Anglo-Boer War, South African War
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Cultural definitions for Boer War
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