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1899 - Kimberley invested. Cronje bombards Mafeking and demands surrender. Joubert reaches Newcastle. Local forces of Cape Colony called out. Martial law proclaimed in northern Cape Colony.
1900 - Boer attack on Jagerefontein repulsed.


Boers firing into Kimberley


The officers in the Defence of Kimberley


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Snippets of news from The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Monday, October 16, 1899



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How The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1899 reported the important parts of the news:

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Buller's departure as reported in the London Daily News, Monday, October 16, 1899:








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A short 48 second video of Buller about to board ship: www.onlinefootage.tv/stock-video-footage...-handshake?keywords=
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1899 - From the diary of Trooper A J Crosby, Natal Carbineers

Left Coventry’s at daybreak, off-saddling at NMR Camp about 8 miles out before breakfast. Took up position on Nel’s farm, 14 miles from Ladysmith. On vedette duty on kopje.
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