The Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society

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"In the year of the Peace Conference 1899 - The Anglo-Boer War"

Czar Nicholas II convened an International Peace Conference in 1898. After about a year, it broke up a few months before the outbreak of war.

In the summer of 1899 Steyn made a desperate attempt at mediation through a conference in Bloemfontein. But Sir Alfred Milner, Governor of Cape Colony, made demands that were impossible for Kruger to accept. The countdown to war began, although Commandant-General Joubert and Sir William Butler, British C-in-C in South Africa, both advised a peaceful settlement.

Published by Max Marcus of Berlin; unidentified artist (GSt?).