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By Hilliard Hatteridge

Шестой том истории великих войн девятнадцатого столетия от издательства Кассель содержит описания кампаний в Африке. Затронута тема колониальнойвойны в Южной Африке с бурами.Боевые действия рассмотрены в период с 1899 по 1900 годы. Комментарии британских военных по поводу организации ведения войны, применения новых для того времени средств – пулеметов, артиллерийских систем. Рассмотрена униформа британцев нового образца – защитного цвета. Для всех любителей униформологии, истории военного искусства.

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French had with him the Imperial Light Horse, under Colonel Scott-Chisholme, a group of tin houses, surrounded by trees, while to the left stretched away the goods extension leading to the coalfields. The northern slopes of the valley stood out marked black with smoke-stacks and pit-mouths. But our attention, rested on other matters than tin dwellings and colliery clumps, for the place was alive Avith Boers. It was evident that our appearance upon the sky-line of the tableland had taken the enemy completely by surprise.

Strength of the for The losses seem of the trifling other battalion compared to at these Of the staff. Captain Ronald wounded. The colonel of the Manchesters, Arthur Curran, had a bullet in the shoulder, and three of the captains were badlv wounded and a lieutenant slightly. The Devons had a captain and three lieutenants wounded. Two officers of the artillerv were hit. Of the Boer losses it is impossible to speak with anv certainty. The}- had probably removed most of their wounded. \t_v - five dead were found on the summit, and it was estimated that 50 more were killed in the terrible figures.

Came mysterv The news, heavy blow to the public at home, and put the action of Talana Hill in a much less brilliant light than the first despatches. It became evident that the Boers had only held on to the hill to gain time to remove their guns, that they had carried off most of their wounded, and that, far from being a routed rabble, they had kept together, under the cover of the rearguard that had sacrificed itself on the ridge, and had successfully turned on their pursuersDashing boldly forward into the hilly country the Hussars and mounted infantry had been cunningly entrapped.

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