Kruger telegram) for the successful repulsion of the British, with the implication that Germany had a right to interfere in the Transvaal. The message caused great indignation in England. Kruger fought in the early stages of the South African War , but in 1900 he went to Europe on a Dutch cruiser in a vain effort to enlist aid for his country. He died an exile in Switzerland.
See his memoirs (tr. 1902, repr. 1969) biography by M. Nathan (1941) studies by J. S. Marais (1962), D. M. Schreuder (1969), and C. T. Gordan (1970).
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