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  • Ladysmith, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 2, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Siege of Ladysmith

    Ladysmith, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 2, 1899

    As Boers surrounded Ladysmith and opened fire on the town with siege guns, White ordered a major sortie against their artillery positions. The result was a disaster, with 140 men killed and over 1,000 captured. The Siege of Ladysmith began, and was to last several months. The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 2 November 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal.




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