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St. Helena Honours Boer War Prisoners

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Rosemary Laurent discovers a British outpost in the south Atlantic.
In a peaceful wooded valley on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena lie the graves of nearly 200 Boers, who died on this lonely British outpost as prisoners of war.

During the Boer War of 1899-1902 nearly 6,000 Boers were shipped to this tiny colony, best known for its more illustrious captive, the Emperor Napoleon.


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