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Seige of Ladysmith Begins

2nd November 1899

The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War. Overall the British suffered 175 killed and 249 wounded. 52 dead Boers were left in the British positions, but their total casualties were not recorded.

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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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