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The Relief Of Ladysmith

The Relief Of Ladysmith

The relief of Ladysmith and the break through at Thukela Heights during 13-28 February 1900.
Gillings, Ken
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978-1-928211-45-7
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Title: The Relief Of Ladysmith
Subtitle: Break Through At Thukela Heights 13-28 February 1900
Author: Ken Gillings
Series: The Anglo-Boer War Battle Series
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
2nd edition. Johannesburg, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781928211457 / ISBN 978-1-928211-45-7
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 48 pages, 25 b/w photos and maps

About: The Relief Of Ladysmith

By the time that the Battle of the Thukela (or Tugela) Heights had commenced on the 12th February 1900, the 114-day Siege of Ladysmith was in its fourth month. General Sir Redvers Buller VC had made four attempts to relieve Gen Sir George White VC and the Ladysmith garrison: at Colenso, on the 15th December 1899, along the iNthabamnyama on the 20th/21st January 1900, at Spioenkop on 23rd/24th January 1900, and at Vaalkrans between the 5th and 7th February 1900. All three attempts had been unsuccessful, and the British casualties had been high. The relief of Ladysmith and the break through at Thukela Heights during 13-28 February 1900 is described in this 8th volume of The Anglo-Boer War Battle Series published by 30 Degrees South Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

Content: The Relief Of Ladysmith

Preface
Background
The options available to the British
Preliminary British south sank movements - 12-14 February 1900
Stage 1: The British advance, Boer movements
Stage 2: The British flanking movement along the south bank
Stage 3: The British advance along Monte Cristo, and the capture of Green Hill and Hlangwane
Stage 4: The Boers' preparations
Stage 5: The British advance across the Thukela River
Stage 6: The Battle of Wynne Hill (Horseshoe Hill, Green Hill and Hedge Hill)
Stage 7: The Battle of Hart's Hill (Terrace Hill / Inniskilling Hill)
Stage 8: The Pieter's Ridge breakthrough
Stage 9: The relief of Ladysmith
Casualties
Conclusion