Battle of Spion Kop
The iconic British defeat on 24th January 1900, during Buller’s second and disastrous attempt to cross the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith in the Great Boer War
Fascinating rare photographs show soldiers in Boer War
The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902.
What led to the Great War?
Hamilton’s and Herwig’s Thesis Professor’s Richard F. Hamilton and Holger H. Herwig both convincingly support their thesis that it was not the myriad set of circumstances, or sentiments, that led t…
Gordon Highlanders moving forward. The Gordons moving into position for the assault on the Heights. They are carrying their rolled greatcoat, mess tins and waterrbottle but no valise. Dargai, 18th Oct 1897.
This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends
The Battle of Elands River was an engagement of the Second Boer War that took place between 4 and 16 August 1900 in western Transvaal. The battle was fought by the Elands River between a force of 2,000 to 3,000 Boers who attacked a garrison of 500 Australian, Rhodesian, Canadian and British soldiers, who were stationed at Brakfontein Drift near the Elands River to act as a garrison for a British supply dump. Over the course of 13 days, the garrison was heavily shelled and attacked with small…