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South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6) From the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899, to Lord Roberts's Advance into the Free State, 12th Feb. 1900   By:

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[Illustration: Photo by Russell and Sons, London.]

SOUTH AFRICA

AND THE

TRANSVAAL WAR

BY LOUIS CRESWICKE

AUTHOR OF "ROXANE," ETC.

WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS

IN SIX VOLUMES

VOL. III. FROM THE BATTLE OF COLENSO, 15TH DEC. 1899, TO LORD ROBERTS'S ADVANCE INTO THE FREE STATE, 12TH FEB. 1900

EDINBURGH: T. C. & E. C. JACK MANCHESTER: KENNETH MACLENNAN, 75 PICCADILLY 1900

CONTENTS VOL. III.

PAGE CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE vii

CHAPTER I PAGE THE SITUATION 1 DOINGS AT CHIEVELEY 8 CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPE AND NATAL 14

CHAPTER II PAGE MAFEKING 19 KURUMAN AND ELSEWHERE 25 MAFEKING, NOVEMBER 31 KIMBERLEY 39

CHAPTER III PAGE LIFE WITH GENERAL GATACRE 47 WITH GENERAL FRENCH 52

CHAPTER IV PAGE THE COLONIALS AT BELMONT 60 COLONEL PILCHER'S RAID 61 ACTIVITIES AND SURPRISES 68 AT MODDER RIVER 72

CHAPTER V PAGE CHRISTMAS AT LADYSMITH 79 THE ATTACK ON WAGON HILL 81

CHAPTER VI PAGE BULLER'S SECOND ADVANCE 92 THE FLANK MOVEMENT 97 THE BATTLE OF SPION KOP 104 THE THIRD GREAT EFFORT VAAL KRANTZ 117 DISAPPOINTMENT AT LADYSMITH 125 LORD ROBERTS AT THE CAPE 131

CHAPTER VII PAGE THE WONDER OF THE WORLD 136 FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT 138 THE SECOND CANADIAN CONTINGENT 144 STRATHCONA'S HORSE 146 NEW SOUTH WALES 148 VICTORIA 150 NEW ZEALAND 151 QUEENSLAND 153 SOUTH AUSTRALIA 154 WEST AUSTRALIA 157 TASMANIA 157 THE BUSHMEN'S CORPS 158 INDIA'S CONTINGENTS 159 THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS CAPE COLONY 161 NATAL 166 THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY 167 THE CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS 171

CHAPTER VIII PAGE AT COLESBERG 174 LORD ROBERTS'S ADVANCE 183 "FIGHTING MAC" AT KOODOESBERG 186

PAGE APPENDIX 190 THE STORY OF SPION KOP 190 LIST OF STAFF 199

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