Burghers crossing the Vaal River

Burghers crossing the Vaal River. Source: Rompel’s. Heroes of the Boer War, 110. The caption continues: “South African rivers are not spanned by bridges like the rivers of Europe. The bridges are not uses sufficiently to justify the expense of building them. A kind of ferry does all that is required. There is plenty of room on these ferries for a waggon [sic] and sixteen oxen. They were most useful for carrying over commandoes during the war.”

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Rompel, Frederik. Heroes of the Boer War. London: “Review of Reviews” Office; The Hague and Pretoria: the “Nederland” Publishing Co., 1903. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Library. Web. 22 December 2014.

Last modified 22 December 2014