The Relief of Ladysmith

Breakthrough at Thukela Heights, 13–28 February 1900

Ken Gillings

Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
30 Degrees South Publishers
Series :
Battles of the Anglo-Boer War
Illustration :
25 b/w photos, maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781928211457
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 8.25 X 5.75 inches
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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.

After almost two weeks of continuous fighting in the Colenso region, General Buller finally broke through, in the rugged Thukela Heights area, to relieve Ladysmith. The Boers fought back heroically but they were eventually overwhelmed by the numerical superiority of the British forces.

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