The Story of the Boer War
by Rayne Kruger
Goodbye Dolly Gray was the anthem of the South African or Anglo-Boer War.
A song that for a generation of British soldiers evoked memories of the
Relief of Ladysmith, the Relief of
Mafeking, the of Spion Kop, the march on Battle and much more.. Pretoria
At the turn of the 20th century the largest army ever to have fought
under the Union Jack was battling to extend the control of the
over the gold fields of
. Opposing them were the Boers, Afrikaans-speaking South Africa
settlers who fought under the banner of anti-imperialism.