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Corps of Boer women? 10 years 6 months ago #16425

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A demonstration of the strength of feeling amongst the Boers (if one was needed).

I wonder how he dealt with the request?



From Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, Sunday, May 13, 1900
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Corps of Boer women? 10 years 6 months ago #16433

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Henk Loots' ABO article refers ro 19 woman receiving the ABO medal - but all nurses.

So Mrs Berrett - see article - must not have claimed hers.


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I think that Paul Kruger often got a rather bad press, I suspect and indeed hope that he did not and indeed would not have encouraged any woman to bare arms.

djb wrote: A demonstration of the strength of feeling amongst the Boers (if one was needed).

I wonder how he dealt with the request?



From Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, Sunday, May 13, 1900

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Corps of Boer women? 10 years 6 months ago #16448

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Frank,

No, indeed. I imagine these women were very tough and resilient to have lived the life they did. It would not have been much of a gentleman's war had Kruger acquiesced to these requests.
Dr David Biggins

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Hello David,
Well you can call me old fashioned and behind the times, but I really don't feel that the battlefield is a good place for anyone, in particular, women, though, it has been suggested that they make better warriors. :(
Kind regards Frank

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Corps of Boer women? 10 years 6 months ago #16489

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Good Morning Everyone......

This postcard is on ebay today and it proves that there was a Woman's Corps......

Said with tongue in cheek......

Mike



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