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Second Boer War - War was declared

Time: Wednesday Oct 11, 1899

Place: South Africa

Details: War was declared on 11 October 1899 with a Boer offensive into the British-held Natal and Cape Colony areas. The Boers had about 33,000 soldiers, and decisively outnumbered the British, who could move only 13,000 troops to the front line.



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