Heroes of the Boer War, 108. “Om Piet gave orders that Long Tom should attack Kimberley. Roaring and thundering the gun threw the big shells into Rhodes’s fortifications. Had not Lord Roberts, thanks to his overwhelmng foces, just then succeeded in taking the Magersfontein position (15 February 1900), Kimberley would no doubt have succumbed to the terrible fire fo the celebrated gun, which, in spire of French’s quick march to the town, was brought away expeditiously and safely, over Bishof, by the Transvaal General Du Toit.”. Source: Rompel’s
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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.
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