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Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen

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dispatched to do their dirty work in the two Republics, proved their healthy respect for their sharp-shooting enemies, the “Boers.”  I don’t know if it really boosted their spirits, but many British officers led their troops into battle crying, “Remember Majuba!” [Amajuba is the mountain where the battle that settled the outcome of the First ‘Boer’ War was fought in 1881.  Many British, fleeing before Afrikaner advancement, jumped to their deaths off the steep cliffs.] 


How many British soldiers fought in the Second Boer War?   

Perplexingly, the exact number of British soldiers that fought in the Boer War remained undisclosed.  It is estimated that by early January 1900, British soldiers from England, (not counting those from the British colonies of Cape, Natal and Rhodesia,) numbered 180,000 men.  The number of different units of soldiers from Britain alone, numbered more than 180!  Adding their Allied Imperial Forces, Britain’s number of soldiers grew to 500,000 - that is half a million well-trained soldiers against some 64,000 - 80,000 Afrikaner farmer-hunters. 


Who were the Allied Imperial Forces that fought with Britain? 

Among Britain’s many collaborators were a German Commando, a Dutch Corps, an Irish Brigade, American Scouts, a Russian Corps, and an Austrian Unit of Scouts!  Britain’s commonwealth nations or ‘Clubs of Empire,’ Canada, New Zealand, and Australia also sent troops to aid the British Army in their massive offensive against the two Republics. 

Chamberlain, Milner, Roberts, Kitchener, and Rhodes also used troops from the Cape colony and Indians from Natal.  They even deployed Indian units from their garrisons in India and Ceylon, an estimated 18,536 men, under command of the ‘so-called’ passivist,’ British sergeant major Mahatma Gandhi.  Britain also paid some 35,000 African mercenaries and used all the African forces they could muster from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe,) as well as from Transvaal and the Free State.  Added to this amount of troops, were the few thousand Afrikaner traitors from the Boer Republics, called ‘joiners;’ much despised by British and Afrikaners alike.  Knowing the ways and mindsets of the Boers, these white and non-white joiners and mercenaries did the most damage to the Republics, adding immensely to the suffering of the women, children, and old men in Britain's ghastly concentration camps. 


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[Acknowledgement to those who compiled the photos and images in this study]


The following does not fully list British and Allied Imperial units, but I publish this because it gives us an idea of their enormous onslaught on merely 64,000 Afrikaner farmers and their families, [with acknowledgement to the host of http://www.icon.co.za/~dup42/bregimnt.htm:]

From Canada: “The  Royal Canadian Artillery: "C "B, "D" and "E" batteries, Canadian Scouts, The Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, The Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles, 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and Strathcona’s Horse.”  These were special units, expertly trained and the best the world could offer to crush the ‘Boers,’ or farmers! 

From AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: “Australian Commonwealth Horse, and the infamous Imperial Light Horse, South Australian Mounted Rifles, 3rd South Australian (Bushmen) Contingent, 4th South Australian (Imperial Bushmen) Contingent, 5th and 6th Australian Contingent, Royal Australian Artillery, Australian Army Medical Corps, Doyle's Scouts, Intelligence Department.  New South Wales Ist Australian Horse, New South Wales Artillery, New South Wales Field Hospital and Bearer Company, New South Wales Mounted Infantry, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1st New South Wales Bushmen, 6th Imperial Bushmen (4th New South Wales Contingent) , 3rd New South Wales Bushmen. New South Wales Lancers, Victoria 1st 2nd, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles and Mounted Infantry, 3rd Victorian Contingent also designated as Victorian Bushmen and Australian Bushmen Army Medical Corps.  From Queensland: Queensland Mounted Infantry, 3rd Queensland Bushmen, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen. Tasmania, Tasmanian Mounted Infantry, First or Cameron's Tasmanian Contingent , 1st Tasmanian Bushmen, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, 4th Regiment Imperial Bushmen West Australia , 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry, 1st 2nd and 3rd West Australian Contingents, 3rd West Australian (Bushmen) Contingent, 4th West Australian Contingent (West Australian Imperial Bushmen), 5th and 6th West Australian Contingent.  South New Zealand 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Contingents consisting of New Zealand Mounted Rifles and one Hotchkiss Gun Detachment, New Zealand Battery, New Zealand Mounted Infantry.”  These were the best professional soldiers of the modern world! 

From INDIA:Lumsden's Horse Ceylon, Ceylon Mounted Infantry, Commonwealth Horse West India Regiment.”  Described as the most relentless and unstoppable forces in the world! 

From AMONG AND INSIDE SOUTH AFRICA:  “Aberdeen Town Guard, Adelaide District Mounted Troops, Ashburner's Light Horse, Barkly West Town Guard, Bayly's Horse, Beaconsfield Town Guard. Beaufort West Town Guard, Bechuanaland Police, Bechuanaland Rifle Volunteers, Bechuanaland Protectorate Regiment, Bedford District Mounted Troops, Beddy's Scouts , Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Border Mounted Police, Border, Mounted Rifles , Border Horse, Border Scouts, Brabant's Horse, Brett's Scouts, British South African Police, Bushmanland Borderers, Bush Veldt Carbineers, Cape Colony Cyclist Corps,  Cape Colony Defence Force, Cape Medical Staff Corps, Cape Garrison Artillery, Cape infantry, Cape Mounted Rifles, Cape Mounted Police, Cape Railway Capetown Highlanders, Ceres Scouts, 1st City Volunteer's (Marshall's Horse), City of Grahamstown Volunteers, Clifford's Scouts, Colonial Light Horse, Commandeering Chiefs, Bodyguard Corps of Cattle Rangers, Cradock Town Guard, Cullinan's Horse , Damant's Horse, De Aar Town Guard, De Beers Maxim Battery, Dennison's Scouts, Diamond Fields Horse, Diamond Beers Fields Artillery, District Military Police.  District Mounted Troops.  Dordrecht Districts Volunteer Guard, Dordrecht Wodehouse Yeomanry, Driscoll's scouts, Duke of Edinburgh's Volunteer Rifles, Durban Light Infantry, [Local Indian soldiers.]  Eastern Province Horse, Eastern Transvaal Scouts, East Griqualand Mounted Rifle Volunteers, East Griqualand Field Force, Edwards's Scouts, Farmers' Guard, Fraserburg District Mounted Troops, French's Scouts, Frontier Light Horse, Frontier Mounted Rifles, Geoghegan's Scouts, Gorringe's Flying Column, Heidelberg Volunteers and Scouts, Herschel Special Police, Herschel Native Police, Imperial Light Infantry, lndwe Town Guard, Jamestown Town Guard, Jansenville District Mounted Troops, Jansenville Town Guard, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, Johannesburg Police, Kaffrarian Rifles (commanded by Major George H. Farrar in 1900,) Kenhardt Town Guard, Keeley's Vryburg Farmer's Association, Kimberley Light Horse, Kimberley Regiment, Kimberley Town Guard, Kimberley Mounted Corps, Kitchener's Horse. Kitchener's Fighting Scouts, Klipdam Town Guard. Knysna Rangers, Koffiefontein Defence Force, Komga Mounted Infantry, Kroonstad Scouts, Laingsburg Town Guard, Loch's Horse, Lower Rhodesian Volunteer, Loyal Burgher Corps. Loxton's Horse. Lydenburg Civil Mounted Rifles.  Maritzani Mounted Irregulars.  Murray's Horse. Mafeking Town Guard. Menne's Scouts. Midland Mounted Rifles.  Middelburg Town Guard. Molteno Town Guard. Montagu Town Guard. Montmorency's Scouts.  Morley's Scouts. Mossel Bay Town Guard. Namaqualand Border Scouts, Namaqualand and District Mounted Police. Namaqualand Town Guard. National Scouts. [Indian] Natal Volunteer Field Artillery. Natal Volunteers Police and Guides Natal Bridge Guards.  Natal Carbineers, Natal Mounted Police. Natal Mounted Rifles. Natal Naval Artillery. Natal Police.  NataI Royal Rifles, Natal Volunteer Composite Regiment. Nesbitt's Horse. New England Mounted Rifles. Orange River Colony Police. Orange River Colony Volunteers.  Orpen's Horse. Oudtsdhoorn. Volunteer Rifles. Peninsular Horse. Pietersburg Light Horse. Potchefstroom Provincial Police. Pretoria Police. Prince Albert's District Mounted Troops. Prince Alfred's Volunteer Guard. Prince Albert's District Mounted Troops. Prince of Wales' Light Horse Regiment. Piquetberg District Mounted Troops. Queenstown Rifle Volunteers. The Rand Rifles. Richmond Town Guard, Rimington's Guides, Railway Pioneer Regiment. Rhodesian Regiment. Roberts' Horse. Scott's Railway Guards. Somerset East Town Guard. South African Constabulary. South African Light Horse. South African Mounted irregular Forces. South Rhodesian Volunteers. Standerton Scouts.  Steinaecker's Horse. Stellenbosch Mounted Infantry. Stellenbosch Town Guard. Steytlerville Town Guard. Struben's Scouts. Sutherland Town Guard. Tempest's Scouts. Tarkastad Mounted Troops. Tarkastad Town Guard. Tembuland Mounted Rifle Corps. Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. Touws River Town Guard. Transkei Mounted Rifles. Uitenhage Volunteer Rifles. Utrecht Vryheid Mounted Police. Veld Drift Town Guard. Vryburg Special Police. Walden's Scouts. Warren's Light Horse. Warren's Mounted Infantry. Warren's Scouts. Warrington Town Guard.  Wellington Town Guard. Western Province Mounted Rifles. Winterberg Mounted Rifles.  Willowmore Town Guard. Warwick's Horse. Younghusband's Horse, Zeerust Town Guard. Zoutleif Town Guard.  Indian Staff Corp. Natal Voluntary Veterinary Corps. Natal Voluntary Medical Corps. St John Ambulance Brigade.  Imperial Hospital Corps.”  The British already owned the whole of South Africa — or so they thought! 


BRITISH UNITS FROM ENGLANDMost prominent among their units was Lord Roberts’ Lovat Scouts, a Scottish Highland regiment. “Naval Brigade, Royal Navy, Royal Marine, Cavalry Household Cavalry, 1st King's Dragoon Guards, 6th Carabineers, 2nd Scots Greys, Scots Guards, lst & 2nd Life Guards, lst & 2nd Royal Horse Guards (Blues), 6th lnniskilling Dragoons, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, 9th Queen's Lancers,12th Prince of Wales Royal Lancers, 16th (Queen's) Lancers, 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers,3rd Hussars (King's Own), 7th Hussars (Queen's Own), 13th kIussars (King's Royal Irish), 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own), 13th Hussars, 14th (King's) Hussars, 18th (Victoria Mary, Princess of Wales's Own), Hussars19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars 20th Hussars Imperial Yeomanry, lst, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, l0th, llth, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th,Royal Artillery Horse Field Garrison, Elswick Battery, Honorable Artillery Company , Natal Hotchkiss Detachment, Royal Artillery Mounted Rifles Infantry, Royal Dragoons, 1st 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)Dragoons, 6th (lnniskilling) Dragoon Guards, Ist (King's)Dragoon Guards, 2nd (Queen's Bays) Dragoon Guards, 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, 5th ( Princess Charlotte of Wales's), Dragoon Guards 6th (Carabineers,) Dragoon Guards 7th (Princess Royal's), Devonshire Regiment, lst & 2nd & 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Royal lrish Fusiliers, 1st Royal Irish Regiment, 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles), 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 3rd King's Royal Rifle Corps, 4th King's Royal Rifle Corps, 9th King's Rifle Corps, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st & 2nd East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), 2nd Royal West Kent Regiment (The Queen's Own)Border Regiment, 1st Coldstream Guards, 1st & 2nd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 2nd Grenadier Guards, 2nd & 3rd Scots Guards, 1st The Royal Scots, 1st & 3rd West Surrey, 2nd (The Queen's) Northumberland Fusiliers, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1st Royal Fusiliers, 2nd King's Liverpool Regiment, The Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd The King's Own Liverpool Regiment, 1st Manchester Regiment, 1st & 2nd Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Suffolk Regiment, 1st Bedfordhire Regiment, 2nd Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Yorkshire Regiment, Ist East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Royal Lancaster Regiment, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Cheshire Regiment, 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, South Wales Borderers, 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Shropshire Light infantry, 2nd (King's)Somersetshire Light Infantry, 2nd (Prince Albert's)Scottish Rifles, 1st Scottish Rifles, 2nd Cameroonians Scottish Rifles, 4th Gloustershire Regiment, 1st & 2nd Worcestershire Regiment, 1st & 2nd East Surrey Regiment, 2nd Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry West Riding Regiment, 1st (Duke of Wellington's)Royal Sussex, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment, 2nd Welsh  Regiment, Ist Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Black Watch, 2nd Royal Highlanders Oxford Light infantry Essex  Regiment, 1st & 2nd Derbyshire Regiment, 1st (Sherwood Foresters)1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st East Lancashire Regiment, 1st South Lancashire Regiment, Royal Berkshire, 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 2nd King's Royal Rifles Wiltshire Regiment, 2nd (Duke of Edinburgh's)North Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd South Staffordshire, 1st & 4th York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st Durham Light Infantry, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd ( Rosshire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) Gordon Highlanders, Ist & 2nd Royal Irish Rifles Connaught Rangers, 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Leinster Regiment, 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1st & 2nd Norfolk Regiment, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers, 2nd Oxfordshire Light horse infantry, 1st Highland Light infantry, 1st The Prince Consort's own Rifle Brigade, 1st Rifle Brigade, 2nd Mounted Infantry, Alderson's Mounted infantry, Amphlett's Mounted Infantry, Hannay's Mounted Infantry, Hickman's Mounted Infantry, Martyr's Mounted Infantry, Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry, Composite Regiment Mounted Infantry 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, l0th, 1Ith, 12th, 13th, 15th, 7th, 18th (Sharpshooters), 19th (Paget's Horse), 20th (Roughriders), 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Burma Mounted Infantry, Gough's Mounted Infantry,  Malta Mounted Infantry Mounted Pioneers, Medical RoyaI, Army Medical Corps, Royal Army Nursing Service, Army Service Corps, Army Veterinary Department, Army Ordnance Department, Army Chaplain's Department, Divisional Scouting Corps, Military Police Corps of Military Mounted Police Imperial Bearer Company, City of London Imperial Volunteers Army Post (Office Corps.)”   


Britain and her Allies came to “hunt wild ‘boar!”  

The British believed that the Afrikaner men of the two small Republics would be “a tea-time snack.”  They were sorely mistaken.  The farmer commandos withstood the mighty British Empire and their Allied Forces for nearly three long years. Still, during 1899-1902, ‘elitist’ war-propaganda cartoonists constantly illustrated the so-called “uncultured, rural, conservative” (Afrikaans, ‘verkrampte’) “wild boar” of South Africa with a rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other.


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 [Acknowledgement to those who compiled the images in this study]

Above:  The cartoon on the left depicts President Paul Kruger as a ‘wild boar,’ nursing his little baby ‘boars.’  On right:  The president’s wife, ‘Tant’ [Aunt] Gezina, depicted in hell surrounded by demons before the ‘celestial’ Queen Victoria, surrounded by angels. 


The aim of this dehumanizing, brainwashing-technique was twofold

These farmer communities, quickly impoverished by Queen Victoria’s cruel policy of ‘scorched earth,’ brutally incarcerated and cut off from their farms, families and African helpers, still refused to bow to the British crown.  They became ‘great nuisances’ to Victoria and her war commanders.  As a result, the British instructed war propaganda cartoonists to desensitize the British public, their soldiers and Allies to the suffering of Afrikaner and African fighters and civilians. Once the English and their allies became less receptive to the misery and death of whites and non-whites in the two Republics, it became easy to see these pastoral people as lesser beings.  Removing a person’s humanity from the mindset of the abuser causes all forms of inhumanity to become acceptable. 

This abusive onslaught also consisted of ‘shaming.’  Shaming is a malicious technique, which destroys personal character and self-worth, undermines self-esteem, national pride and culture, and heaps loads of inferiority complexes upon the victim to push him into total submission.  And so, for the duration of the war, most English journalists made a joke of President Kruger, the unbending old patriarch-figure of the ZAR and his wife, whom Burgers (Citizens) lovingly called ‘Tant’ [Aunt] Gezina. 

The British monarchy and their subjects laughed at the ‘Auntie’ for refusing to disturb the servants at night, while she herself got out of bed to serve hungry, weary Burghers, who had to liaise with the President.  Many afternoons she would sit on the veranda of the modest Presidential home in Pretoria, doing her fine embroidery; greeting the people as they passed by!  The press constantly compared “The Auntie” to the haughty Queen Victoria, and made her into a “common barbarian.” 

The British media also sneered at the Afrikaner’s religious, humble, and homely culture, calling the Boers “common;” ridiculing Afrikaans as an “inferior language, used by servants,” – (Afr.: kombuistaal.) 

They mocked Afrikaners (as many still do,) for their Afrikaans accent, while most Brits and even English speaking South Africans thought, and still think it unnecessary to speak the wonderful language of Africa’s white citizens: Afrikaans.  In fact, they refused to see anything human and decent — anything good, in the Afrikaner (and of course African) nation as a whole

· These dehumanizing techniques served a definite purpose.  Britain used false, twisted, and dehumanizing lies to ready their English citizens to commit genocide in South Africa.  Through British propaganda, soldiers and Allies were banding together as some elitist group to eradicate ‘vermin:’ the African and Afrikaner nations of South Africa.  They came here for the specific purpose to commit genocide in this country.  Only now, in 2017, years after I wrote this short study on the ‘Boer’ War in an attempt to understand how human beings, who call themselves ‘gentlemen,’ could commit such atrocities against innocent civilians on such a massive scale, I found an accurate exposé on the inhumane phenomenon of genocide.   

· David Eagleman said in his National Geographic series, ‘Brain,’  “Like a disease outbreak, genocide is a group contagion… which is spread deliberately.  And [the atrocity of] propaganda is a perfect tool for the job, [committing mass genocide with the consent of a nation and even the whole world.]  The language of propaganda changes very little.  It always plays the familiar tune of dehumanizing: make your enemy inhuman or less than human.  Make him an animal.  Propaganda is a weapon, an art; a science.  How to get a whole nation, a group of [similar thinking] people to commit the atrocity of genocide?  How to modify group behavior [so that even friends rape, torture, incarcerate and murder friends — and their perceived enemies on mass?]  One propagates dehumanization on a massive scale…  Propaganda has become evermore dangerous.  Today, any elitist group can reach millions of people with a keystroke [on the internet,] reaching people most probable to act upon them: young men.  Political agenda around us continually brainwashes us with propaganda...” 

Sadly, this is exactly what Afrikaans and English-speaking whites did to South Africans of other races in later years.  They also used propaganda, shaming and other soul and life damaging techniques to foster the ‘dehumanization’ of other races.  The goal of all this, of course, was and still is to ‘lawfully’ reject and oppress people from other nations, cultures, and races simply because they are ‘different’ from them. 

Tragically, all through the African continent and the whole world, people of other races also use these techniques to dehumanize whites and also their own people, resulting in political atrocities on a massive scare.  In fact, treating ‘enemies’ that do not fit into your ‘elite group’ in this atrocious way, is a worldwide phenomenon.