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Boer War anyone?

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1899

Ten thousand British troops are sent to Natal, South Africa -- 8 September 1899.

Boer President Kruger calls up the Boers (farmers and burghers) -- 27 September 1899.

President Kruger's ultimatum -- 9 October 1899.

War breaks out -- 11 October 1899.

The sieges of Kimberley and Mafeking by Boer forces begin -- 14 October 1899.

Battle of Talana -- 20 October 1899.

Battle of Elandslaagte -- 21 October 1899.

Battle of Reitfontein -- 24 October 1899.

Battle of Modderspruit -- 30 October 1899.

Town of Ladysmith put under seige by Boers -- 2 November 1899.

Battles of Willow Grange (21 November 1899); Belmont (23 November 1899); Graspan (25 November 1899); Deerdepoort (26 November 1899), Modder River (28 November 1899); Stormberg (10 December 1899), Magersfontein (11 December), Colenso (15 December).

1900

Battle of Platrand (6 January 1900).

Slingersfonein (16 January & 18 February)

Battle of Spion Kop (24 January 1900).

Battle of Vaal Krantz (5 February 1900).

Hobkirk's Farm "Pink Hill" (12 February).

Town of Kimberley relieved by British forces -- 15 February 1900).

Battle of Paardeberg (18-27 February 1900).

Boer General Cronje surrenders -- 27 February 1900).

Town of Ladysmith relieved by British forces -- 28 February 1900).

Battles of Poplar Grove (7 March 1900); Driefontein (10 March 1900).

Bloemfontein captured by British forces -- 13 March 1900).

Boer Commandant-General Joubert dies -- 27 March 1900).

Battles of Sannah's Post (31 March 1900); Reddersburg ( 4 April 1900); Biggarsberg (14 May1900).

Town of Mafeking relieved by British forces -- (17 May 1900).

Orange Free State annexed by Britain -- (28 May 1900).

Johannesburg captured by British forces -- 31 May 1900).

Action at Lindley (31 May 1900).

Pretoria captured by British forces -- 5 June 1900).

Action at Roodewal (7 June 1900).

Battle of Diamond Hill (11 June 1900).

Occupation of Volksrust (12 June 1900).

Actions at Zilikat's Nek (11 July 1900) and Koster River (22 July 1900).

Boer Commandant-General Prinsloo surrenders -- 31 July 1900).

Siege of Eland's River Post (4-16 August 1900).

Battle of Bergendal (27 August 1900); capture of Lydenburg (6 September 1900).

Boer President Kruger leaves by ship for Europe -- (19 October 1900).

British forces annex Transvaal -- (1 September 1900).

Action at Bothaville (6 November 1900).

General Kitchener appointed Commander-in-Chief of British forces in South Africa (29 November 1900).

Battle of Nooitgedacht (13 December 1900).

1901

Mooderfontein Post captured by General Smuts--( 31 January 1901).

British Cape Colony invaded -- (10 February 1901).

Peace talk overtures begin at Middelburg (28 February 1901).

Action at Brakpan (15 May 1901)

Action at Wilmansrust involving 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles (12 June 1901).

Battles of Blood River Poort (17 September 1901); Fort Itala (26 September 1901); Bakenlaagte (30 October 1901).

Action at Tweefontein 25 December 1901).

1902

Action at Onverwacht (4 January 1902).

Action at Tweebosch (7 March 1902).

Cecil Rhodes, a central figure in European South African history, dies -- (26 March 1902).

Ookiep put under seige (4 April 1902).

Pretoria hosts peace delegations (12-18 April 1902).

Zulu warriors attack Boers at Holkrans (6 May 1902).

Peace talks at Vereeniging (15-18 May 1902)

Armistice and treaty at Vereeniging (31 May 1902).

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Ironic that the most interesting period was 1901-1902, but because of the nature of the war, there is not really anything where you can actually write much about or add it to a list like the one above.

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Chris

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I agree Chris. I think that all the set piece battles if you like happened 1899-1900, then the guerrilla, started, and continued until the end.

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