hostilities broke out in South Africa in 1899 between British troops and Dutch immigrant Boers (Dutch for "farmer") who were fighting to protect their hard-won independence. The Boers were ultimately defeated and the country was annexed back to the British Empire.
(1899-1902) The war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and Orange Free State against Great Britain. As a member of the British Commonwealth, Canada sent troops to South Africa in support of Great Britain.
The war between the Boers of South Africa and Britain, which began in 1899 and ended in 1902.