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Second Boer War

Cavalry division under Major General John French launched a major attack to relieve Kimberley

Wednesday Feb 14, 1900
Kimberley, South Africa

On 14 February, a cavalry division under Major General John French launched a major attack to relieve Kimberley. Although encountering severe fire, a massed cavalry charge split the Boer defenses on 15 February, opening the way for French to enter Kimberley that evening, ending its 124 days' siege.


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