Anglo-Boer War 2: The first shots of the war are fired at Kraaipan, about 50 kilometres south of Mafeking, where Gen. De la Rey

Thursday, 12 October 1899

Anglo-Boer War 2: The first shots of the war are fired at Kraaipan, about 50 kilometres south of Mafeking, where Gen. De la Rey attacks the armoured train, Mosquito. Lieutenant Nesbit and thirty-four soldiers surrender the next morning.

References:
• Cloete, P.G. (2000). The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology, Pretoria: Lapa.
•  https://www.news24.com

Last updated : 27-Aug-2012

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