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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11706

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It looks as though early release schemes were also operated by the Boers.



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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11709

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Pictures from WTPTP.



Inside the prison




Waterval after the liberation of troops



Three men who dug a tunnel and the tools they used. WTFTP says they were detected but that relief came the day before their intended escape.



The exit to the tunnel

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11710

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I was quite surprised by the amount of barbed wire in use in these photographs.

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Manners and Rosslyn were both War Correspondents.

I read somewhere that Buller said he would shoot the next War Correspondent that got captured!

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11724

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David,

I said this when you were part way through these posts, but I must say again how wonderful it is to see all of this information and the new photographs.

Do you happen to know the names of the 23 prisoners taken from Nootgedacht to Barberton?

Ian

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Ian,

You started quite a thread!

I will have a look for those Barberton men. Do you now the date of the transfer?

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David
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