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1. Led the raid that started it all
2. Commanded the British defence in the siege of Mafeking
3. Commanded the Boer attack in the Siege of Mafeking
4. First commander of the British forces, nicknamed 'Sir Reverse' for all his retreats and defeats, most notable defeat being the Battle of Colenso
5. Last president of the Orange Free State, notably missed the Treaty of Vereeniging due to ill health, later co-founded both the South African Party and the National Party
6. He came to be regarded as the most formidable leader of the Boers in their guerrilla warfare, signed the Treaty of Vereeniging
7. Led the Boers in their victories at Colenso and Spioen Kop. Signed the Treaty of Vereeniging, later became the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa
8. Generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals, his name is the title of a popular Bok van Blerk song released in 2005
9. Total deaths of militay personnel (killed in action, died of wounds, disease, accidental death) - a) 8 595 b) 21 882 c) 38 772 d) 54 653
10. Replaced Buller as the commander-in-chief of the British forces, responsible for relieving the Siege of Kimberley and for victory at the Battle of Paardeberg.
11. Replaced Roberts as commander of the British forces, controversially responsibly for implementing the 'Scorched Earth'policies to counter the Boer's geurilla war tactics
12. Commanded the Boer auxiliaries or 'National Scouts' serving the British Army.
13. Led Boer commandos,later a signatory to peace treaties of both the 1st & 2nd World Wars, established the League of Nations & wrote the preamble to the United Nations Charter
14. Killed more British than the Boers
15. This term was coined in the Anglo-Boer War when predominantly Boer women and children were interned as part of the 'Scorched Earth' policy
16. Declared war on the British Empire as State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal), his face is feautured on the eponymous gold coin of South Africa
17. More than 300,000 of these animals perished in the conflict
18. Australian soldier court martialed and senteced to death by Lord Kitchener for summarily executing Boer prisoners
19. He wrote 'London to Ladysmith via Pretoria' - a personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the War
20. Campaigned for improvements to the appalling conditions in the Concentration Camps (that killed more than 26,000 Boer women and children)

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