Second Boer War

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The Second Boer War lasted from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 (2 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 6 days) in South Africa and Swaziland.

The British Empire was victorious.

The British war effort was supported by troops from several regions of the British Empire, including Southern Africa, the Australian colonies, Canada, Newfoundland, British India, and New Zealand.

On the allied side 22,000 died, 7,882 of those in combat, 14,210 died of disease. 934 were missing and 22,828 were wounded.

The end result was British sovereignty over The Orange Free State and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of Vereeniging.



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