The War in South Africa (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1904 - South African War, 1899-1902 - 280 pages
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Page 64 - Bridle Drift, immediately west of the junction of Doornkop Spruit and the Tugela. The brigade will cross at this point, and after crossing move along the left bank of the river towards the kopjes north of the iron bridge (2).
Page 159 - I2th, the three brigades moving on a broad front across the veldt, the first on the right, the second in the centre, and the third on the left; the...
Page 83 - Orders to retreat were issued, but it was the general and not his gallant force that was defeated.
Page 65 - No. 1 Brigade Division, in the direction of Hlangwane Hill. He will cover the right flank of the general movement, and will endeavour to take up a position on Hlangwane Hill, where he will enfilade the kopjes north of the iron bridge.
Page 64 - Hlangwane Hill. 7. The officer commanding mounted brigade will move at 4 am with a force of 1,000 men and one battery of No. 1 brigade division in the direction of Hlangwane Hill; he will cover the right flank of the general movement and will...
Page 63 - Tugela; one large camp is reported to be near the Ladysmith road, about five miles north-west of Colenso. Another large camp is reported in the hills which lie off the Tugela in a northerly direction from Hlangwane Hill, a rough scrub-covered kopje.
Page 252 - If I had known yesterday morning what I know to-day, I would not have attacked the Boers in the river valley; it is impossible against the modern rifle.
Page 64 - Brigade (6) (less a half-battalion escort to baggage) will move at 4 am east of the railway in the direction of Hlangwane Hill to a position where it can protect the right flank of the Second Brigade and, if necessary, support it or the mounted troops referred to later as moving towards Hlangwane Hill. 7. The Officer Commanding Mounted Brigade will move at 4 am with a force of 1,000 men and one battery of No.
Page 65 - ... and proceed under cover of the sixth brigade to a point from which it can prepare the crossing for the second brigade, and to be accompanied by 6 naval guns.

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