"BOER MONUMENT" Bergville Things to Do Tip by mtncorg
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History is remembered in different ways by which outlook has. The British monument was put on the hill first - they lost the battle but won the war. But years after the war was won, Boers eventually reversed the results of the war. A second interpretation of the battle was given. Spion Kop entered into the Afrikaner mythology along with Blood River and Majuba. The monument here denotes the Boer units - commandos - and officers who found action here. Biblical passages give deeper meaning to those who fought on the losing side of the Second War for Freedom.
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