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Zulu WarriorsThe Battle for the South African Frontier$
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John Laband

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300180312

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001

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‘The Boers Are Killing Me’

‘The Boers Are Killing Me’

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(p.59) Chapter 5 ‘The Boers Are Killing Me’
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Zulu Warriors
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John Laband

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0005

This chapter discusses the Boers of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek or South African Republic and their campaign against the resurgent Maroteng. The Boers were a militia with no structured military training. By the late 1850s, Boers were operating like mounted infantry and in the 1870s acquired the best weapons technology available.

Keywords:   Boers, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, South African Republic, Maroteng, militia, infantry, weapons

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