On the 5th of June 1900, the British Army entered Pretoria. It marked a decisive change in the course of the Boer War. The day before, a train laden with gold and diamonds left Pretoria station for the new Boer HQ at Maraddop. There, Paul Kruger, the Boer Prime Minister and Britain’s bitterest enemy inspected the iridescent inventory. Not long after, he departed his country to lobby for support from Britain’s European adversaries. He would never return.