BATTLE OF PAARDEBERG

DECISIVE ACTION, NO.3

James Hoare examines the last conventional battle of the Second Boer War, which blooded the new-born Canadian Army with a foreshadowing of 1915-1917’s war of attrition.

The cavalry division of mounted infantry and colonial light horse surprise Piet Cronjé’s wagons on 18 February.
A recreation of an exploding Boer ammunition wagon from a performance at the 1904 World’s Fair.
Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts was dispatched to southern Africa to reverse the string of early British defeats in the Second Boer War.

FACTBOX: BATTLE OF PAARDEBERG

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