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Ladysmith 1 year 5 months ago #76828

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The Boer Krupp at Platrand

Source: Heroes of the Boer War by F Rompel
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Ladysmith 1 year 5 months ago #76830

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It's my understanding that this 120 mm Krupp howitzer was actually the one at Surprise Hill which was blown up by the Rifle Brigade on the night of 10th Dec 1899. Certainly the skyline would suggest that. There's a good write-up of the Surprise Hill raid here: surprisehill.blogspot.com/2012/02/1-raid...1011th-december.html
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Ladysmith 1 year 3 months ago #78258

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This map of Ladysmith under siege comes from "The Mobile Boer" by two American scouts with the Boers, Alan Richard Illeigh Hiley; John Arthur Hassell. New York, Grafton Press [1902]
What's nice about it is that it indicates where each Boer commando laager was situated; it also shows the Boer heliograph stations and hospitals. Sorry I can't get a sharper image.

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Cmdt Gen Joubert to Gen Schalk Burger and Gen Louis Botha: "one more little pull, chaps, and she'll fall into our arms"

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