London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

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"[...]realise how strategically powerful the Boer position was and is. The long tongue of plain running up into the mountains could be entered from both sides. The communications of the advanced garrisons would be assailed: their retreat imperilled. The Boers seemed bound to clear northern Natal of the troops. If, on the other hand, they were, or should now be, suddenly driven back on their own country, they have only to retire up the tongue of plain, with their exposed front narrowing every mile between the mountains, and await their pursuers on the almost inexpugnable position of Laing's Nek. Appreciating all this, their leaders have wisely resolved to put forth their main strength against the force in Natal, and by crushing it to rouse their sympathisers within the Cape Colony. Should they succeed either on this front or on any other to a serious extent, though the disaffection would[...]."
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507678797
  • 9781507678794

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