Colonels in Combat. the Earl of Airlie died leading his Lancer troops in a gallant charge at Diamond Hill, June 1900 , South Africa, during the Second Boer War. Here the Earl is shown in the uniform of the Royal Hussars in
Second Boer War - ABW - Christiaan De Wet was considered the most formidable leader of the Boer guerrillas. He successfully evaded capture on numerous occasions and was later involved in the negotiations for a peace settlement.