Reports on Military Operations in South Africa and China. July, 1901

Reports on Military Operations in South Africa and China. July, 1901

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...held by the Boers. It was most important to gain posH-ssiou of this hill, for it was mainly due to the enfilade fire from this position that the attack mentioned had ended so disastrously. It was not until the middle of February, two months after the battle of Colenso, that Bnller dislodged the Boers from this position, almost contiguous to his camp. On the 14th he sent a battalion and a battery to occupy the approach to the position. Three days later he advanced. The Boers made hut a feeble resistance, and the British, with very slight loss, easily captured Gingolo and Monte Cristo, while the Boers crossed to the other bank of the river. On the 19th Hart's brigade marched into Colenso, which was found to be unoccupied. The British were now in possession of the southern lank of the Tugela and thus had succeeded in their preliminary preparations for a fourth advance to the relief of Ladymitli, "which had been suffering great privations from its long and trying siege. The investment of Ladysmith appeared to slacken and the unusually weak resistance of the Boers seemed to indicate their intentions of leaving the district. This was -ve of the first visible effects in Natal of the strategical movexnent commenced between the Riet and the Modder by Lord Roberts. On February 21 the British crossed the Tugela near Colenso.in a pontoon bridge and an attack was mado upon Groblers Kloof, but a repulse was the result. On the 2'M an attack wa made upon Pieters Hill, but the British were again n-pulsed with considerable losses, including their leader, General Wynne. The British were now all over the Tugela near Fort Wylie, while the Boers occupied a semicircular position Wore it. On the 23d a second attack upon Pieters Hill was unsuccessful, and part...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563247
  • 9781236563248