POW camps in Bermuda during the Boer War

POW camps in Bermuda during the Boer War

Contemporary newspaper article detailing the POW camps set up by the British for Boer prisoners during the Anglo-Boer war.

The fourth place to be used for prisoners was the islands of Bermuda. Five of the islands were used and these received over 5,000 men. The internees where split on their attitude to the war and were physically separated on this basis. Those who believed the war should be continued were sent to Darrell's Island and closely guarded. Morgan's Island held 884 men, including 27 officers. There was 809 on Tucker's Island, 607 on Burt's Island 607 and 35 on Port's Island where the hospital facilities were located.

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Mike Harman
Mar 6 2017 17:13

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