By Hilliard Hatteridge
Шестой том истории великих войн девятнадцатого столетия от издательства Кассель содержит описания кампаний в Африке. Затронута тема колониальнойвойны в Южной Африке с бурами.Боевые действия рассмотрены в период с 1899 по 1900 годы. Комментарии британских военных по поводу организации ведения войны, применения новых для того времени средств – пулеметов, артиллерийских систем. Рассмотрена униформа британцев нового образца – защитного цвета. Для всех любителей униформологии, истории военного искусства.
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Further the story of the Ladysmith force, we must return to the events that were happening at Dundee on the day after the victory of Talana Hill, the same day on which Elandslaagte was fousrht and won. GUNS ON A TEMPORARV ILAllOUM. 29 ! S. NDERS ON WHEELS. CHAPTER V. THE RETREAT FROM DUNDEE AND THE BATTLE OF RIETFONTEIN. Sth Hussars and the mounted infantry who had accompanied them. xpectation of another fight certain there was an unbeaten Boer force in the neighbourhood somewhere on the road It was the force to Dainihauser and Newcastle.
Colonel Chisholme had dismounted a squadron of his Light Horse, and had brought them up to support the flank attack. The Boers had marked the encircling attack, and met it with showers of rifle bullets at one point where the Gordons had to narrow their front to pass between two small kopjes that rose from the hill. Here THE BOKR WAR. 26 the. uKaiicliig liic men falling killed or There was further the boulders. the fences was heavv, by were determined wounded among loss in the passing fired barbed wire that ran across the ii',' men who were thus the ilank attack gained the shoulder.
Luckily, the Boer material was bad, and only Boer guns and tried to silence THE BOER WAR. 30 one of the shells burst. This explosion killed Lieutenant Hannah of the Leicester Regiment. It was clear that our guns were overmatched, and could do nothing. But, after it had lasted an hour, the Boer bombardment was stopped by a new storm of rain, blotting out all the view from the artillcrv position. The rain continued till evening. After dark camp was silently abandoned, and the troops marched through Dundee and bivouacked without tents, under the rain, on the high ground about two miles south of the place.
Battles of nineteenth century. Volume 6. by Hilliard Hatteridge