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Christian Rudolf. 1854--1922, Afrikaner military commander and politician, who led the Orange Free State army in the second Boer War (1899-- 1902). He was imprisoned for treason (1914) after organizing an Afrikaner nationalist rebellion
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The Boers were inevitably outmatched, but even in the last phase, from September 1900, the brilliant Boer guerrilla commanders Christiaan de Wet, Koos de la Rey and Jan Smuts harried British bases and disrupted British communications.
Christiaan De Wet, Three Years War, London, 1902, see pp 281-282 re guerrillas.