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Ladysmith 1 year 6 days ago #68040

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David and Mike
I espy an example of a sectioned (possibly instructional) shell on the lower shelf and the RHS of the window appears to have been covered in with corrugated iron.
These are great illustrations from the Graphic.
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Ladysmith 1 year 3 days ago #68079

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A couple of Ladysmith snippets from Louis Creswicke's South Africa and the Transvaal War.
The Hospital train is on its way to Intombi camp with its daily load of sick and wounded.
and a page from the local Ladysmith paper published during the siege.



You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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Ladysmith 7 months 4 days ago #70677

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This picture is from Rompel's Heroes of the Boer War. According to Nevinson, a code of signals had been organised by the garrison and General Buller but this looks like an artist's impression.



In Jacson's account of the Devonshires, he mentions (from 26 April 1901, how 'As soon as it was dark rockets were fired to try and direct the four missing men into camp, but without success.'
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Joubert at Ladysmith


The dam on the Klip River


Source: Rompel
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Ladysmith 1 month 1 day ago #74499

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Two quite different relief maps of Natal. The first from Forbes and the second from Bacon's Bird's eye view.



From the above map, it is difficult to see why it took Buller so long.

The map below makes it look a lot more difficult.

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R Caton Woodville's impression of how the trenches in Ladysmith looked. He is certainly trying to convey a lot in this picture.



Source: Forbes' 19th Century Battles
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