Synopsis by Alice Day
This program looks at the efforts of the English to dominate Africa, the "Cape to Cairo" approach that precipitated the war against the Boer republics. Predicting a quick victory, the English were stunned by the commando tactics of the Boers, and the conflict stretched out for three years. Warwick History: The South African War explores the British tactic of putting women and children, called collaborators, in concentration camps and cutting off food and other supplies to the remaining Boers. In 1902, the Boers surrendered, having no ammunition and starving.