The Siege of Ladysmith

2 November 1899–28 February 1900

Steve Watt

Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
30 Degrees South Publishers
Series :
Battles of the Anglo-Boer War
Illustration :
25 b/w photos, maps
No associated books available.


Battles of the Anglo-Boer War series provides an accessible guide to some of the major campaigns, battles and battlefields of this historic conflict in KwaZulu-Natal. The books are written for the general reader as well as for historians seeking fresh insights into the events leading up to, during and after the battles. The text is supported by contemporary accounts and photographs, some of which have never previously been published. Maps show in detail the routes and dispositions of the opposing forces for each battle.

The Siege of Ladysmith drew the world’s attention to this dusty, hot town in Natal. Although constantly under bombardment by the Boers, disease due to privations and poor sanitation, rather than military action caused the greatest number of casualties to the besieged.

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