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June 10th 9 years 11 months ago #3774

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1901 - Disaster to Victorians at Wilmansmst.

From the diary of Lt Burne, RN:

Off at daybreak through delightful hard roads and veldt as compared with mountainous Natal; we can now realize Lord Roberts' fine forced marches on seeing the difference between these and the Natal roads. Our bullocks slipped along at the rate of three miles an hour, and passing farms flying white flags and flat veldt country we bivouacked for the night on Gansvlei Spruit, finding the boundary here of the Transvaal (a bend of the Klip River) quite close to us.
Dr David Biggins

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Re: June 10th 9 years 11 months ago #3775

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djb wrote: 1901 - Disaster to Victorians at Wilmansmst.

From the diary of Lt Burne, RN:

Our bullocks slipped along at the rate of three miles an hour,


David,
Lt Burne puts things into perspective for us today! :ohmy:
Frank

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