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By Ian Knight

In 1899 nice Britain used to be on the peak of its Imperial energy. The Queen Empress were at the throne for greater than 50 glittering years, and her area touched upon each continent. but, even at this top of Imperial pomp and majesty, the British military, dad or mum of the Empire in numerous wars around the globe, used to be destined to be humiliated by means of poorly-organised citizen military which includes males whom the British pros despised as back-wood farmers. in a single week in December 1899 the farmers of the South African Boer Republics of the Orange loose country and the Transvaal inflicted 3 critical reverses on British troops.

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