Who started guerrilla warfare?

Who started guerrilla warfare?

In the 3rd century BC, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, widely regarded as the “father of guerrilla warfare”, devised the Fabian strategy which the Roman Republic used to great effect against Hannibal’s army. This strategy would influence guerrilla tactics into the modern era.

Did the Boers use guerilla warfare?

Boer guerrilla warfare and the British response For 15 months, Boer commandos, under the brilliant leadership of generals such as Christiaan Rudolf de Wet and Jacobus Hercules de la Rey, held British troops at bay, using hit-and-run guerrilla tactics.

Was the Boer war a guerilla war?

Following the British annexation of Transvaal in October 1900, the conflict in South Africa entered a second phase: guerrilla war. Although the British controlled the towns and railway lines, the Boer commandos were still able to operate on the veldt, where they were supported by their families.

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What did the Boers do?

The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. By mid June 1900, British forces had captured most major Boer cities and formally annexed their territories, but the Boers launched a guerrilla war that frustrated the British occupiers.

Who won the Boere oorlog?

Second Boer War

Date 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902 (2 years, 7 months, 20 days)
Location Southern Africa (present-day South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini)
Result British victory Collapse of South African Republic and Orange Free State Treaty of Vereeniging

How many Boers died in the Boer war?

At least 25,000 Afrikaners died in the war, most of them in concentration camps. The war also claimed 22,000 British and 12,000 African lives. This set of records details the injuries of 23,000 British soldiers.

What tactics did the Boers use?

Essential Boer tactics were speed in concentration and attack, and a readiness to withdraw. The Boer ‘commando’ system evolved from the early defence system at the Cape. Each district was divided into three wards or more, with a field cornet for each ward and a commandant taking military control of the entire district.

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What caused guerrilla warfare?

In the early 1970s the general failure of rural insurgencies in Central and South America caused some frustrated revolutionaries to shift from rural to urban guerrilla warfare with emphasis on the use of collective terrorism.