Monday, February 05, 2007

The Siege of Ladysmith

A look at the Siege of Ladysmith (2 November 1899-27 February 1900) today. The siege started with two British defeats on 30 October 1899 ("Mournful Monday"), at Nicholson's Nek and Lombard Kop. However, the Boers did not conduct the siege vigorously. Their only major attack on the British lines was the Battle of the Platrand (6 January 1900), an assault that was beaten back with comparatively heavy loses on both sides.

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