By Hilliard Hatteridge
Шестой том истории великих войн девятнадцатого столетия от издательства Кассель содержит описания кампаний в Африке. Затронута тема колониальнойвойны в Южной Африке с бурами.Боевые действия рассмотрены в период с 1899 по 1900 годы. Комментарии британских военных по поводу организации ведения войны, применения новых для того времени средств – пулеметов, артиллерийских систем. Рассмотрена униформа британцев нового образца – защитного цвета. Для всех любителей униформологии, истории военного искусства.
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He was in command there of the party of Highlanders that held the advanced kopje on the northern edge of the summit. He was who had first reported to General Colley that the Boers were massing in sheltered ground below the slope and preparing to attack. it The good on the defenders of Majuba, had been turned to good account by Ian Hamilton. He had been superintendent of the rriusketry training of the armj', first in India, then at home, and now he was to reap some' of the lesson of the value of rifle shooting, so terribly impressed results of this long scientific preparation of our infantry for effective fire on the Led by the Manchesters, the battlefield.
That terrible followed The time. had ended in the darkness. Companies and battalions were got together by the officers and men calling to treachery of this base kind. But' each other. The rolls and the search for the wounded went on hour after hour in the night among the rocks and boulders of the hardwon ridge. It was bitterly cold on the hilltop, everyone wag soaked through and chilled to the bones. intern light, , both armies. I\Iany of the wounded were not found till the morning. - It formed no pools, but ran down between the clefts of the boulders, and all the water-bottles had been emptied during the fight.
There was an interval between the leading regiments into which the 2ist' Field Battery galloped and unlimbered. For the Boer effect. officer, weird one even for a battlefield. A huge bank of thunder-cloud formed a background to the Dutch position one dense pall of cloud, fringed with the grey of a setting sun. So dark was this background that every puff of bursting shrapnel showed distinctly to the naked eye. — would momentgloom away, causing the sawthe ridge to stand out sharp and Ever and anon a blinding flash arily chase the edged limits of evening sky.