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Second Boer War
The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State...
Timeline of Events
1899
10.11.1899
Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
11.2.1899
The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
1900
1.23.1900
The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
2.14.1900
Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
2.27.1900
Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
2.28.1900
The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
3.13.1900
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
5.17.1900
Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
5.24.1900
Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
6.5.1900
Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
1902
5.31.1902
Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.