Cape Town, South Africa – Today marks 108 years since the end of the second Boer war ( Tweede boere oorlog or Vryheidsoorlog), it ended on 31 May 1902. There were no major celebrations or memorials held in South Africa as in previous years.
More 24000 Boer woman and children died in British concentration camps in the Second Boer war but in Britain the news was had a twist
"During the later stages of the war, the relations, women and
children, of those Boers still in the field, were fed and cared
for at the expense of Great Britain, a method of procedure which,
though humane, postponed the end of the war, at the expense of
many valuable lives and much money."