About the Society
Outline of the War
Lieut-Gen Sir George White, V.C., was sent to Natal, which the Boers had invaded with 20,000 men, to take command of about 12,000 troops, many of them brought from India just before the war began. He took most of these to Northern Natal and made his stand at Ladysmith. Here he was surrounded by most of the invading force, who were thus distracted from their original strategic plan of driving to the coast at Durban.
The siege lasted from 2.Nov.99 to 28.Feb.00 and was far more vital to both sides than that of Mafeking.
Published by C.W. Faulkner, London.