Majuba 1881: The hill of destiny (Campaign)

Majuba 1881: The hill of destiny (Campaign)

Ian Castle


Osprey's learn of 1 of the battles of the Boer Wars, the conflict of Majuba. In 1881 the stress among Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for seventy five years boiled over into open clash. The British entered the warfare choked with self belief, but in a number of brief weeks that they had suffered 3 separate reverses sooner than soreness their ultimate humiliating defeat at the remoted summit of Majuba. George Colley's strength have been swept off their 'unassailable' place and into headlong retreat. It used to be a defeat that despatched surprise waves reverberating round the Empire. Ian fort examines not just the conflict at Majuba, but additionally the former engagements at Laing's Nek, Schuinshoogte and Bronkhorstspruit.

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