Generals and Leaders of the Boer War

Boer Commanders

This is a gallery of the leading Boer generals and political figures during the Boer war. The pictures were taken from collectible cards which came in cigarette packages sold during the War in the United States and England. The Boer's fierce resistance against overwhelming odds earned them a grudging respect from the British public and made their leaders into celebrities world wide.



British Commanders

This is a gallery of the most prominent British commanders during the Boer war. Their images were given out with cigarette packages and collected in the same way as baseball or football players are collected today.



Lord Kitchener
Lord Kitchener
General Sir Redvers Buller
General Sir Redvers Buller

Major-General J.D.R. French
Major General Francis Clery
Major General Sir Francis Clery

Colonel Baden Powel
Geberal Hildyard
General Hildyard

Lieutenant-General Lord Methuen

Field Marshal Lord Roberts