Battle of Elands Laagte, October 21, 1899

Battle of Elands Laagte, October 21, 1899. 1899-1900. A Sutherland, artist. G.W. Bacon & Co., London, publisher. Lithograph, 78.7 x 57.3 cm. Second in collection of 7 chromolithographic plates of panoramic battle scenes, by Sutherland. In this one the British infantry and cavalry attack up a bare hill against Boer troops and artillery. Source: The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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In order readily to distinguish the different regiments the home uniforms have been retained (the majority of our troops fought in khaki).

A brilliant and complete suecess Splendid Leadership—Masterly handling of cavalry—A charge through the flying Boers — The advance ever steady and ever powerful—Ridge after Ridge taken Capture of Standards, Artillery, Ammunition. Transport, etc.—

"The Gordons fight their way till final ridge is neared with every Officer down—with bugles sounding. Bagpipes playing- the Battle a confused surge—the men yelling, sweep forward and the position is won,"


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