TIL The Boer War Siege of Mafeking, the British held out with no artillery against a numerically superior force. They hid their numbers by shifting units around in the trenches, and dressing as women to do civilian work. They recommissioned century old guns and improvised an armored train.

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  1. The Brits also won the war by dragging civilians into concentration camps since the Boer commandos used guerilla tactics and were hard to pin down.

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