The Great Boer War By Arthur Conan Doyle












 -  The Boers excelled all their previous feats in the
handling of artillery by dragging two guns up to the summit - Page 450
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The Boers Excelled All Their Previous Feats In The Handling Of Artillery By Dragging Two Guns Up To The Summit Of The Lofty Jammersberg, Whence They Fired Down Upon The Camp.

Nearly all the horses were killed and three hundred of the troopers were hit, a number which is double

That of the official return, for the simple reason that the spirit of the force was so high that only those who were very severely wounded reported themselves as wounded at all. None but the serious cases ever reached the hands of Dr. Faskally, who did admirable work with very slender resources. How many the enemy lost can never be certainly known, but as they pushed home several attacks it is impossible to imagine that their losses were less than those of the victorious defenders. At the end of seventeen days of mud and blood the brave irregulars saw an empty laager and abandoned trenches. Their own resistance and the advance of Brabant to their rescue had caused a hasty retreat of the enemy. Wepener, Mafeking, Kimberley, the taking of the first guns at Ladysmith, the deeds of the Imperial Light Horse - it cannot be denied that our irregular South African forces have a brilliant record for the war. They are associated with many successes and with few disasters. Their fine record cannot, I think, be fairly ascribed to any greater hardihood which one portion of our race has when compared with another, for a South African must admit that in the best colonial corps at least half the men were Britons of Britain.

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