In the previous chapter it was related how the Boers, especially those in the Transvaal, became very demoralised towards August and September 1900. It became necessary, therefore, to reorganise the commandos and to rethink the whole strategic and operational approach to the war. In the Free State de Wet tasked some officers to recruit those burghers who had laid down their arms again and to launch a strong guerrilla campaign. His principal goal was to restore the resistance to the British to a solid basis and subsequently to invade the Cape Colony.1
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