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South African War, 1899-1902


View Resource Canada & The South African War, 1899-1902

As a former colony of Britain, Canada contributed a significant number of troops to Britain's ongoing three year conflict within South Africa, often referred to as the Boer War. At the time, a number of persons within Canada expressed doubt about why they were supporting such a distant military venture, and even Prime Minister Sir Wilfried Laurier was skeptical. This online exhibit from the...