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Boer Wars
Dates: 1880-1881, 1889-1902
Location: South Africa
Combatants
British Empire Independent Boer republics
Led by
unknown unknown
Strength
unknown unknown
Result
British victory, formation of colonies
The Boer Wars were two wars fought in South Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

References Edit

The First Doctor claimed to have been present during the Siege of Mafeking. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan, The Invasion of Time) Hugh Curbishley also mentioned Mafeking. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

The War Lords kidnapped soldiers from the Boer War for their War Games. The survivors were returned to Earth after the War Lords were defeated. (TV: The War Games)

In November 1899, the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown rescued Winston Churchill when he was a war correspondent in the Boer Wars. (PROSE: Players)

Alexander Bruce fought with Mortimer Davey's father in the Boer War. (AUDIO: The Roof of the World)

Richard Lansing, a bureaucrat in the British Foreign Office who was assigned to Uzbekistan in 1919, was injured in the Second Boer War. (AUDIO: The Memory Cheats)

Mr Roecastle, headmaster at the Farringham School for Boys, had fought in South Africa. Oliver Redfern had died at the Battle of Spion Kop. (TV: Human Nature) Private Tommy Watkins was also killed in the battle. (AUDIO: Tales from the Vault) George Rocastle and Alexander Shuttleworth's uncle likewise fought in the battle. (PROSE: Human Nature)

Lord Tamworth was involved in the Boer War. The Eighth Doctor claimed to have picked up some "colourful" Afrikaans during the war. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

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