The Battle of Colenso

15 December 1899

Gilbert Torlage, S.B Bourquin

Faulty and inadequate reconnaissance of the area by Buller's men was no match for the meticulous planning of the young Boer general, Louis Botha. The outcome of this battle - Buller's first and failed attempt to relieve Ladysmith - was a serious reverse for British arms.
Publication date:
January 2014
Publisher :
30 Degrees South Publishers
Language:
English
Series :
Battles of the Anglo-Boer War
Illustration :
25 b/w photos, maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781928211419

Dimensions : 210 X 148 cm
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£3.95
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Overview
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• Anglo-Boer War enthusiastsCollectors of historical seriesDetailed maps and photographs, part of a series of 9 titles

Battles of the Anglo-Boer War series provides an accessible guide to some of the major campaigns, battles and battlefields of this historic conflict in KwaZulu-Natal. The books are written for the general reader as well as for historians seeking fresh insights into the events leading up to, during and after the battles. The text is supported by contemporary accounts and photographs, some of which have never previously been published. Maps show in detail the routes and dispositions of the opposing forces for each battle.
Faulty and inadequate reconnaissance of the area by Buller's men was no match for the meticulous planning of the young Boer general, Louis Botha. The outcome of this battle- Buller's first and failed attempt to relieve Ladysmith - was a serious reverse for British arms.