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Ireland’s Wars: The Tugela Heights

Two months on from “Black Week” and Buller, along with the rest of the forces under his command, were still on the wrong side of the Tugela River. It had been a costly period. Twice more, after the repulse at … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Black Week

The Boers’ early advances had achieved some notable successes, but as November ticked on by the new British forces assembled under General Redvers Buller were ready, more or less, to begin what was expected by many to be the decisive … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Road To The Boer War

Britain’s last great colonial adventure of the 19th century and Victoria’s lengthy reign, as some of the last unclaimed parts of the non-western world were being eyed up and bartered over, took place not in a war against black Africans … Continue reading

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