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  Inscriptions on the Boer/Afrikaner Monument
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  • Inscriptions on the Boer/Afrikaner Monument - Bergville
      Inscriptions on the Boer/Afrikaner Monument
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  • Flags and glory?  Myths evolve - Bergville
      Flags and glory? Myths evolve
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  • Boer graves below the Boer Monument - Bergville
      Boer graves below the Boer Monument
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  • Boer dead.  Freedom lost? - Bergville
      Boer dead. Freedom lost?
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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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  • Written Apr 10, 2007
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