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The Earl of Airlie died leading the 12th Lancers in a gallant charge at Diamond Hill, June 11, 1900 , South Africa. Here the Earl is shown in the uniform of the 10th Royal Hussars in 1899.

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

This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.battlefieldsroute.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Majuba-2.jpg

This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.battlefieldsroute.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Majuba-2.jpg

View of civilian refugees on the first train out of Kimberley after the lifting of the Siege of Kimberley during the Boer War in South Africa, February 22, 1900. Published by Underwood and Underwood.

View of civilian refugees on the first train out of Kimberley after the lifting of the Siege of Kimberley during the Second Boer War in South Africa, February Published by Underwood and.

General Louis Botha Boer War

General Louis Botha Boer War

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 Oct 1854 – 3 Feb 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. De Wet served in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majuba Mountain, in which the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley. He continued his successful career to the end of the Second Boer war, striking heavily where he could and evading every attempt to bring him to bay.

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.

Louis Botha, Christiaan de Wet, Koos de la Rey. Boerengeneraals, 1902.

Louis Botha, Christiaan de Wet, Koos de la Rey. Boerengeneraals, 1902.