To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

To communicate across the vast distances of South Africa, British forces used the heligraph. These positions came under constant sniper fire from the Boers.

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Boer Riflemen at the Battle of Colenso on December 1899 during the Boer War

Number 5 gun of 14th Battery in action under Boer fire at the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

Number 5 gun of Battery in action under Boer fire at the Battle of Colenso on December 1899 during the Boer War

Boer Wars British soldiers in khaki uniform

Explore the first and second Boer Wars. Why did these wars shake the British military so badly they affected the tactics employed for World War One?

Oxen drawn column of the British Army carrying an artillery gun (5 inch gun ) across a river, © IWM (Q 71955)

Oxen drawn column of the British Army carrying an artillery gun inch gun ) across a river, © IWM (Q

World War I German Shock Troops, circa 1917. CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection

World War I German Shock Troops, Circa Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

World War I German Shock Troops, circa CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection. Note their stahlheim helmets. These were the original Stormtroopers

An illustration of Boers engaging British forces during the Boer War (1899-1902).

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Boer Wars  British soliders of the Royal Munster Fusiliers at a redoubt at Honey Kloof, South Africa, circa 1900

Boer Wars British soliders of the Royal Munster Fusiliers at a redoubt at Honey Kloof, South Africa, circa 1900

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