map of campaign
1876 Map of Africa
Timeline
1880
Dec 13th 4000 Boers declard South African Republic
Dec 20th 200 Boers ambush and wipe out column of 94th Foot
1881
Jan 28th British frontal attack on Laing's Nek is beaten back
Feb 26th British defeated at Majuba Hill
Mar 6th Truce declared
Mar 21st Peace concluded
First Boer War
First Boer War Images
Suggested Reading
The Anglo-Boer Wars: The British and the Afrikaners 1815 - 1902
Barthorp, M. Poole, 1987

African Portraits
Cloete, S.London, 1946

David and Goliath: The First War of Independence
DuxburyJohannesburg, 1981

Queen Victoria's Enemies: An A-Z of British Colonial Warfare
Featherstone, D. London, 1989

The Boer States: Land and People
Keane, A. H. London, 1900

Queen Victoria's Enemies: Southern Africa
Knight, I. London, 1989

The First Boer War
Lehmann, JLondon, 1972

With the Boers in the Transvaal and Orange Free State 1880 - 1881
C NewmanLondon, 1882

The Battle of Majuba Hill
O. RansfordLondon, 1967

Monuments and Battlefields of the Transvaal War 1881 and the South African War 1899
Smail, J. L. Cape Town, 1967


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