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Ladysmith 7 months 3 weeks ago #75838

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Map showing the locations of Boer commandos around Ladysmith and along the Tugela, 15 January 1900.

Plan aantoonende de posities van de burgermachten der Z.A.R. en O.V.S. bij Ladysmith en aan de Tugela, 15 Jan. 1900


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This map of the Boer locations is printed white on blue. The earlier image has been inverted to make it easier to read.

Here is an example of the original, showing Plat Kop.

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A better resolution image of the Klip River Rifle Association.

This image has been very kindly supplied by Rick Bisaccia and comes from a collection of photographs by his great grandfather who had a contracting business in Ladysmith and built General White's HQ. Rick's ggf, Alfred Norris, is seated in the front row in leggings.
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Map of Ladysmith from the Graphic in January 1900 showing the British and Boer lines , the Boer attack of 6th January and the troops on the Tugela and Little Tugela Rivers.

Source: The Graphic 13 January 1900
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Picture courtesy of Rick Bisaccia.



The annotation reads:

Two villas in course of erection for T Newton Est, Ladysmith
Contractors. Edward Ryley and Sons, Ladysmith
A trooper of the Natal Mounted Police was killed by a shell inside the house on the left of photo.

Alfred W Norris
20 June 1900
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Unwelcome attention from the enemy: Gunners crossing the Klip River under shell fire

Our Special Artist writes: 'The position at Ladysmith is such that the Boers can see and shell any part of the camp with their 6-inch gun. When the cavalry returned from the reconnaissance of November 4, they were subject to a hot fire The road into camp crossed the Klip River by a long iron bridge, and the Boers had the range of it exactly. In order to avoid this warm corner, the artillery were brought round to Mulberry Grove and crossed the river by the drift at the bottom of the garden. The enemy saw the change of route, and, before the guns had reached the water, shell after shell crashed over the tree tops and ploughed up the earth in all directions. By a wonderful chance neither a horse nor a man was hit.

Source: The Graphic, 6 January 1900
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