Boer Battle Song (Bach Choir) [5:17]


First published at 04:25 UTC on June 13th, 2018.

During the set-piece battle stage of the Boer War (1899-1902), the Boers always gathered for a short sermon before entering into battle. They prayed and sang psalms. Such a gathering was always concluded by the loud and inspirational singing of the Boer Battle Song (Boerenkrijgslied).

The Boer Battle Song is originally a Dutch victory song, called Merck toch hoe sterck, which means See how strong. The Boers adapted the lyrics and called it the Boerenkrijgslied (Boer Battle Song). This music video contains original visual material form the Boer War and is performed by the Bach Choir, Pretoria, South Africa.

SensitivityNormal - Content that is suitable for ages 13+