Events for Tuesday 28th February 2017


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Siege of Ladysmith Lifted

28th February 1900

During the Second Boer War, the 118-day Siege of Ladysmith is lifted. In 1899 the Boers, armed with the latest European rifles and artillery, drove through Natal to help themselves to a seaport - Durban - only to spend their energies in laying siege to the market and railway town of Ladysmith.

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Ladysmith
(Paperback)
by Lewis Childs

In 1899 the Boers, armed with the latest European rifles and artillery, drove through Natal to help themselves to a seaport - Durban - only to spend their energies in laying siege to the market and railway town of Ladysmith. Read more...

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