Second Boer War

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Canadian and New Zealand volunteers

 South African Republic

Foreign volunteers (Dutch, German, Russian, French, American, Irish, Polish, Scandinavian, Italian and Australian volunteers)

The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans:Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog), was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Dutch-speaking Boer inhabitants of the two independent Boer republics: the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with the annexation of the region under the British Empire, ultimately forming the Union of South Africa as part of the Commonwealth. The conflict is commonly referred to as The Boer War but is also known as the South African War outside South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War among most South Africans, and in Afrikaans as the Anglo-Boereoorlog or Tweede Vryheidsoorlog ("Second War of Liberation") or the Engelse oorlog (English War).[citation needed]

Together with the earlier First Boer War (December 1880 to March 1881), this period is known as the Boer Wars.


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