>>53431362 Pesky pseudo-dutchmen didn't want to play a fair game of war and paid the price when the British army went full America tier and burned down the entire country in response. Forcing the non-dutch into smaller and smaller areas with copious amounts of barbed wire.
Of course this left lots of people homeless so unlike the Germans who would have just killed them all, the army tried to house them in refugee camps. The guerrilla tactics of the Boers hitting the British supply lines coupled with the Victorian logistics being less than great in the first place meant that a lot of people died in those camps, both refugees and guards.
Massive human tragedy, Boers BTFO in the end though.
>>53432285 >Has brits actually ever lost against a colony? Well we lost against the 13 colonies. Although that was rebel Brits + France + Spain + Netherlands vs Britain. 3 separate theatres (America, Europe, India) at once. Almost impossible to win that kind of war.
We've lost plenty of battles against colonies, such as in Africa. Normally we keep fighting until we win the war.
>>53432344 Only campaign the Victorian era British Army lost, because the Boers realised that fighting the British in a stand-up fight was stupid and actually used their brains. A few years later the Brits came back and performed the mother of all COIN ops that they were completely unprepared for.
>>53432498 >they got absolutely demolished in round 2 though. how so? our kill ratio was 2:1 we fought against britain australia new zealand india and canada. 500 000 empire troops vs 80 000 boers and it took you 3 years to win the war, the most expensive war uk has fought up to the first world war.
>>53432042 To elaborate, it was the first war for a long time we came up against an opponent with the combination of a) reasonably up to date weaponry b) a solid grasp of modern military strategy c) strong morale and belief in their cause and we got our shit slapped for a while. On the plus side, many of the lessons learned were applicable in WWI.
>>53431362 The Boers were a bit stingy and way too independent, Britain tried to bring them into line and failed, came back with the full force of the empire, started winning fairly so the cowardly Boers switched to brutal gurrelia tactics at which point the Empire went full war crimes and concentration camps on them. Had to be done Tbh. You can remove the Dutch from the continent but you can't remove the "continental" from the Dutch.
>>53432705 >our kill ratio was 2:1 All my Afrikaans and rockspider history books told me so! >we fought against britain australia new zealand india and canada And by that you mean a handful of Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis, most of whom were young and inexperienced officer trainees. Don't believe Gunga Din, Indians are more of a liability than an asset in war. (They shit and spread disease just everywhere) >500 000 empire troops vs 80 000 boers 80,000 Boers with a homefield advantage, local knowledge, and plenty of time to dig into the terrain >and it took you 3 years to win the war And despite that it only took 36 months to end a long standing, wealthy, African empire >the most expensive war uk has fought up to the first world war. Muh krugerrand shekels
>>53433122 >All my Afrikaans and rockspider history books told me so! it actually comes from The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham. A British author. As for the rest...seeing that you are an American it comes as no surprise that you know absolutely nothing.
>>53433659 FACT: the Dutch drink really small foamy beers due to their shame of being indirectly associated with the losing side of the Boer Wars
Ever since the day of the British victory, Grand Duke Laurens (or whoever was in charge of their swamp back then), proclaimed that beers should be really small AND foamy from that day onwards, forever. And so it was.
>>53433481 Not American Tbh Also, Pakenham is an arborist turned pseudo-historian. He's about half anti British, refusing even to carry his titles (though he does except incomes obviously) and spending most of his time in Ireland.
>>53436317 We mostly pretend they weren't involved, but that's a bit of a fib. Participated in significant numbers on both sides, but usually in support roles I understand. Were also often interred in camps, generally even more poorly supplied.
>>53431362 > "look Stuart! those guys up north who speak with a funny accent have found gold! It would be a pity if some empire came and took it..." > absolute failure > "hey Archibald, I've been thinking... what if we put all the unarmed women and children into miserable camps and make them die of starvation and various African diseases to lower those pesky guerrillas' morale?" > "that sounds enticing, Stuart! let's get to work!" > one genocide later > "in the name of Her Majesty Empress of India we take possession of these wretched lands bla bla..." > "by the way Stuart, we are not telling anyone about this, are we?" > "absolutely not, Archibald!"
I like how all these Brits in here try to justify the killing of roughly 30,000 women and children and mock this fact acting all high and uppity and pretentious when you should be fucking ashamed about what your country did back then.
Afrikaners are the bravest and toughest people to have walked this earth and I am so deeply ashamed that my government was so instrumental in ending Apartheid and supporting the ANC. Dirty fucking socialists were the root of this, they caused this whole fucking mess and now they want to do the same here in Europe.
White genocide is real and it's coming to your doorstep any time now.
Boers go to South Africa to escape religious persecution Find gold Eternal Anglo comes, drives them away and steals their shit Boers move north, fight with the Zulu, create new territories for themselves out of nothing, find gold and diamonds Eternal Anglo comes again They resist eternal Anglo Eternal Anglo puts their women and children into camps and starves them to death because he can't defeat them militarily Boers give up, Anglo steals their shit again
But they deserve it, Germany supported them and they thanked us by stealing Namibia at first chance in 1914.
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