A Ghost and His Gold – Guest post about the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second Anglo Boer WarPosted: May 17, 2021
Another great post on the history behind Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s “A Ghost and His Gold”. Check it out.
Debbie De Louise from Ruff Drafts hosted a post for my Great Escapes virtual book tour about the Siege of Ladysmith which took place at the beginning of the Second Anglo Boer War. Thank you Debbie.
Guest Post: The Siege of Ladysmith by Roberta Eaton Cheadle
The siege of Ladysmith, a town in British controlled Natal, was a lengthily engagement between the British and the Boers during the Great South African War (Second Anglo Boer War).
When the negotiations between the two Boer republics and Britain broke down and war was declared on the 11thof October 1899, 21,000 Boers advanced into Natal from all sides. By way of a countermeasure, Lieutenant Sir George White deployed his British troops around the garrison town of Ladysmith. As the Boers surrounded Ladysmith, White engaged in the Battle of Ladysmith with ended in disaster for the British with 1,200 men killed…
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