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Category: Boer War

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Back to the Boer War

Back being the operative word. Much to the amusement of my chums, I did my back in whilst carrying the Christmas tree into the house in early December, something which has stopped me sitting at my desk for any length...

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Monte Christo, Attack on the Tugela

The failure of the attacks at Colenso in December, Spion Kop in December and Vaalkrantz in early February 1900 had left the British public and Lord Roberts perplexed as to exactly what General Sir Redvers Buller was doing on the...

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Swimming Against the Tide. A Vision of Insanity?

Well, we had an intriguing, exciting, even astounding game of “Boer War Rules” (whatever they may be called), last evening.  In many respects the eight or so of us that crowded around that tiny 6’ by 5’ slice of Natal...

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Elandslaagte, News from the Front

Circumstance rather than design dictated, as is oft the way, that I should be present at Elandslaagte on the morning of the 20th of October 1899.  Within several hours of the conclusion of the action at Talana Hill, General Yule...

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Yes, We Have No Talanas

It was, of course, in the aftermath of the Baskerville affair that Holmes and I were approached by the colonial government in the Cape Colony.  It was no surprise that his notoriety had reached the southern hemisphere, however to be...