South African War, noun phrase

Anglo-Boer War sense 1.
Note:
A term preferred by some as more representative of all involved than is ‘Anglo-Boer War’ (see quotation 1986).
1915 J.K. O’Connor Afrikander Rebellion 114At the termination of the South African War, those rebels of the Cape Colony who had joined the Republican forces were disenfranchised for a period of years.
c1937 Our Land (United Tobacco Co.)Long Cecil, Kimberley. The famous gun made in Kimberley and used during the siege in the South African War.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 21It is 1899. War has flared up north of the Orange River, the South Africa War.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 116The South African War, the event known to Afrikaners as the ‘War of Liberation’ and to Britons as ‘the Boer war’.
1952 B. Davidson Report on Sn Afr. 149Frustration from years in the wilderness, traditions which had not forgotten or forgiven the rapacious shamelessness of the Jameson Raid and the South African War.
1971 Sunday Times 28 Nov. 3Cigarette cards..were a feature of the fin-de-siecle years and extremely popular during the South African War.
1986 P. Maylam Hist. of Afr. People 137The widely used label, ‘Anglo-Boer War’, has recently been rejected as misleading. Warwick has thoroughly examined the involvement of blacks in the war and has accordingly suggested it should be called the ‘South African War’. Blacks were not only active participants in the struggle, they also endured much of its suffering and were greatly affected by its outcome.
1990 Weekend Post 5 May (Leisure) 7A decade from now we’ll be marking the centenary of the South African War.
Anglo-Boer War1.
Entry Navigation

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

19151990