This site's aim is to make available information on the Anglo Boer War 1899 - 1902 and to provide a forum for discussion of the many aspects of this conflict.

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The site is owned by David Biggins, author of three books on the Boer War.


The site is free to use and has grown over the years since it was started by David and his late brother Chris in 2004.


The site is arranged into several main sections:

    • Biographical information on many people who were involved in the Boer War
    • Details of the medals awarded for the Boer War and other contemporary and South African campaigns
    • Information on the Imperial, Colonial, South African and Boer units that participated
    • Information on David's current and future publications and research projects
    • Forum

 Click here for a brief introduction to the site.


Test you knowledge of the Boer War with our 40 question, multiple choice quiz.  The answers appear after the quiz.

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