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CHRISTIANS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL…THE BLOOD RIVER BATTLE

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THE Great Trek or Afrikaner exodus from British rule in the Cape, started in 1835 and culminated in the founding of the Boer Republic. The following story by South African author Dirk van der Merwe was copied in Richard Hoskins newsletter, Issue No. 144, September 1986. C.A. Venter, an Afrikaner historian says: ‘The major reason…

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