Battle of Paadeberg, 18-27 February, 1900. The Boer army under Piet Cronjé was retreating from Magersfontein when they were caught by British cavalry near Paadeberg drift. The position was vulnerable to artillery, but Kitchner wasted lives on frontal assaults in what became known as "Bloody Sunday." Despite the British losses, Cronjé was forced to surrender, along with nearly 10% of the entire Boer army. The battle was the first major British victory, and a turning point in the war.

Battle of Paadeberg, 18-27 February, 1900. The Boer army under Piet Cronjé was retreating from Magersfontein when they were caught by British cavalry near Paadeberg drift. The position was vulnerable to artillery, but Kitchner wasted lives on frontal assaults in what became known as "Bloody Sunday." Despite the British losses, Cronjé was forced to surrender, along with nearly 10% of the entire Boer army. The battle was the first major British victory, and a turning point in the war.

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Anglo-Boer War Block House by Awie Badenhorst, Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go....

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go....

Meisies dra die oorskot van Emily Hobhouse na haar finale rusplek in die Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein.

Meisies dra die oorskot van Emily Hobhouse na haar finale rusplek in die Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein.

British ambulance collecting wounded soldiers after the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

British ambulance collecting wounded soldiers after the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

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