Mafikeng "Place of Stones" - A short history of the town,
Overview of the Siege.- A general overview of Siege.
Day to Day - The day to day happenings of the siege, as described by different people in their diaries.
Important People - Biographies of people that played a role in the siege.
Cultures - More about the cultures involved in the siege.
Logistics - Communication, Food and Money as well as Weapons.
Military Aspects - Animation of certain battles as well as a more detailed description, and the effect it had on the culture.
Today and tomorrow - A Pictorial overview.
Glossary - A short description of uncommon words and pronunciation of some Afrikaans words.
Interviews - Interviews with famous historians.
Remembrance - Lists of names that were knows to die in the war and a place were you can give your remembering to the brave heroes that died in the siege.
Credits - Credits to all the people that helped to make this possible.
The Siege of Mafeking took place during the time of queen Victoria's reign over England. British imperialism was well and alive and in this past- Darwin period the British considered themselves as superior. Darwin's book "Origin of the species" influenced the behavior of men and "survival of the fittest" was the call on everybody's lips. Especially Joseph Chamberlain believed in the superiority of the English Culture and that the ZAR could only benefit by coming under the cultural influence of the English. The Boers as descendants of the English and Europeans were also strong headed nationalists clinging to their independence.
It was therefore to the benefit of England to boost this feeling of superiority by blowing up stories of no significance to such an extend that the siege of Mafeking became a Victorian Legend.
Add to this aspiring journalists wishing to make name as well as Baden-Powell known to be a productive writer illustrating his own works and we have a success story building a legend where truth and facts were of little importance.
The economic reasons and the race between Britain, France, Belgium, Italy and later Germany were just as important, but it will n not be discussed here.