Surrender of Johannesburg


Dr Krause, Commandant of Johannesburg, rode out to meet Lord Roberts and arrange the surrender of the town. Krause was afraid that if the Boers in Johannesburg were not given time to escape, street fighting would break out and many women and children would suffer. Roberts agree to delay his entry for a day and the town was occupied on 31 May. This drawing by Melton Prior shows Dr Krause, escorted by British cavalry, riding out under a flag of truce to meet Roberts.


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by Stephen Luscombe