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1874496013
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Fred Holcroft
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Africa
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Wigan Heritage Service (May 1992)
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English Civil War Around Wigan and Leigh. ISBN 9781874496038 (978-1-874496-03-8) Softcover, Wigan Heritage Service, 1993. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Fred Holcroft at LibraryThing.

The devil's hill: local men at the Battle of Spion Kop, 1900. 1992, Wigan Heritage Service.

English Participation, South African War, 1899-1902, Spioenkop, Battle of, 1900.

Boer riflemen on Spion Kop at the Battle of Spion Kop on 24th January 1900 in the Great Boer War. The war was littered with incidents in which British contingents became lost or were ambushed, often unnecessarily, and forced to surrender. The war was followed by a complete re-organisation of the British Army, with emphasis placed on personal weapon skills and fire and movement using cover.

The Battle of Spion Kop was fought during the campaign to relieve Ladysmith, South Africa, after the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State had gotten a jump on the British Empire and besieged a British army in the town. It was the single bloodiest episode in the campaign, as well as a harbinger of the bitter and desperate fighting still to come in the Second Boer Wa. pion Kop, just northeast of Ladysmith, was the largest hill in the region, being over 1,400 feet high, and it lay almost exactly at the center of the Boer line.

The Battle of Spion Kop (Dutch: Slag bij Spionkop; Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km (24 mi) west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop(1) along the Tugela River.

The Battle of Spion Kop (Dutch: Slag bij Spionkop; Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km (24 mi) west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop(1) along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900. It was fought between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one hand and British forces during the Second Boer War campaign to relieve Ladysmith. It resulted in a Boer victory.

The Battle of Spion Kop was fought about 38km .

The Battle of Spion Kop was fought about 38km west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop along. Last resting place for many including lots of young men from Lancashire a very long way from home. We shall remember them. It was fought between the

Hill of Squandered Valour: The Battle for Spion Kop, 1900. Spion Kop, just northeast of Ladysmith, was the largest hill in the region, being over 1,400 feet high, and it lay almost exactly at the center of the Boer line. If the British could capture this position and bring artillery to the hill they would then command the flanks of the surrounding Boer positions. On the night of 23 January 1900, a large British force under Major General Edward Woodgate was dispatched to secure the height, with Lt. Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft selected to lead the initial assault.

Boers at Spion Kop, 1900. The Boers are not like the Sudanese, who stood up to a fair fight. They are always running away on their little ponies. Approaching a hill near Magersfontein, Lord Methuen concluded that it was defended by Boers and took the sensible decision to bombard it before advancing. Unfortunately, he failed to find out where the Boers were before putting his artillery into action. A rain of shells fell on the top of the hill while the Boers sat safely dug in in trenches at the bottom.

The Battle of Spion Kop was fought during the campaign to relieve Ladysmith, South Africa, and was the single bloodiest episode in the campaign, as well as a harbinger of the bitter and desperate fighting still to come in the Second Boer War. Product Identifiers.