A Commando bound for Colenso crossing the Klip River

A Commando bound for Colenso crossing the Klip River. Source: Rompel’s. Heroes of the Boer War, 110. The caption continues: “On the road from Ladysmith to the line of communications established on General Buller’s march for the relief of that place [sic]. The Klip River flows through the town and is not easy to cross. However, for the Boers accustomed as they were to this rough travelling with heavy waggons drawn by oxen and mules, no river was too difficult to cross,no mountain too steep to ascend.”

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Rompel, Frederik. Heroes of the Boer War. London: “Review of Reviews” Office; The Hague and Pretoria: the “Nederland” Publishing Co., 1903. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Library. Web. 22 December 2014.

Last modified 22 December 2014