1901 South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. They were built by the British to protect the railway bridges from Boer attacks. The stone is local while the remaining materials were imported from Britain. These Blockhouses could house 20 men with water, ammunition and supplies stored on the lower floor. The "living" area was the middle floor and was accessible by a retractable ladder and the top floor was the "look-out" deck. Only 1000 of these Blockhouses were built.
BOER WAR Orig Stereoview Photo ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS
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Boer War Troop Ship Quarters
These images come from a lavishly illustrated book published by H. Virtue and Co in 1900 which is a summary of the progress of the Boer War while it was still being fought. I will load up more images as I go as there are so many names and images that I am sure would be of value to those interested in this period of history
last line infantry battle - Page 2
in history from age of alexander until the end of nineteenth century , the battle went in this form ( huge lines of infantry line after line , cavalry , artillery ) but the battle tactics changed too much in WWI I want to ask about last battle happened in this form ..? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP850OzGTYY
Tracing Siege Ancestors
Ladysmith 1900 thronged with troops and wagons Sources: http://molegenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/03/siege-and-relief-of-ladysmith-50th.html The 50th anniversary of the Siege of Ladysmith 1950 with names of those who attended the celebrations, and more on Siege nurse Kate Champion. http://www.boerwarnurses.com/web/index.html Keiron Spires provides a searchable database of approximately 2 000 nurses who served during the Anglo-Boer War. There is a linked blog at http://boerwarnurses.com/wp…