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Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)

Letters from the Front

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Author: A. G. Hales
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,531 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 2,311
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13888
Genres: War, Correspondence
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s. We secured 40,000 rounds of their ammunition, 300 Martini rifles, and only one Mauser rifle, which was in the possession of the Boer commander. After destroying all that we took, we moved on, and had a look at some of the farms near by, as from some of the documents found in camp it was certain that the whole district was a perfect nest of rebellion. Quite a little store of arms and ammunition was discovered by this means, and the occupants of the farms were therefore transported to Belmont. Our fellows carried the little children and babies in their arms all the way, and marched into Belmont singing, with the little ones on their shoulders. Every respect was shown to the women, old and young, and to the old men, but the young fellows were closely guarded all the time. The Canadians did not lose a single man, neither did any of the others except the Queenslanders.

Another Boer commando, about 1,000 strong, with two batteries of artillery, is now hovering in the ranges away to the north-west of Ensli

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