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Paardeberg 2 years 11 months ago #67236

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Holes where two British officers were confined by the Boers at Paardeberg

Two of our officers have been prisoners in the Boer Laager for eight days. They were Captain Fausett of the 1st Essex and Lieutenant G W Herbert, 1st Welsh Guards. They had swum across the river with despatches to Lord Kitchener and had been captured by a Boer picket. They had been living in a kind of tunnel in the trenches and said they were well treated by closely guarded. Our illustration is from a photograoh by Reinhold Thiele.



Source: The Graphic, 7 April 1900
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Paardeberg 2 years 5 months ago #69867

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A Krupp gun with Free State Arms from Cronje's laager


Picture courtesy of Lockdales
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Paardeberg 2 weeks 3 days ago #87081

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Here's a short film clip of Cronje after surrender at Paardeberg - not sure, but I think Cronje is in a covered cart (23 sec onwards) with a big MI escort.
archive.org/details/silent-cronjes-surrender-to-lord-roberts
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