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Left: British forces guarding Silkaatsnek. The Battle of Silkaatsnek took place five weeks after the British forces marched into Pretoria, fully expecting a quick cessation of hostilities. After the Battle of Diamond Hill, which the British [...]
Left: British forces in the Hartbeespoort area People traveling from the vicinity of Hartbeespoort towards the bushveld in Northwest, have to cross the Magaliesberg either over Kommandonek or Silkaatsnek if they don’t go over the Dam [...]
Left: The British force under Genl Ian Hamilton after Silkaatsnek was recaptured on 6 August 1900. Ever since the fall of Pretoria the Magaliesberg range has been at the centre of military operations to the North [...]
Left: General Hendrik Schoeman As the Battle of Silkaatsnek was raging at Uitval, watching from his stoep on his farm Schoemansrust was General Hendrik Schoeman, the elderly Boer general who had accepted that the war was [...]