South African History 1652 -1902

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In 1815 tyhe Banker took over the industries of England as well as their Bank. From that moment on they were 'servants of the Bankers'. As such they are a buffer between the Bankers and the 'abuse of the locals'. Jews ran South Africa until there wars that are listed happened. There is enough detail to tell if it was a real war of a fake one that allowed England to appear to be the ones creating misery for the locals rather than it is the Bankers. When it says mire people died in a small area that ever in the past that is a sign that it was set up as a slaughter rather than the Officers were dumber than rocks. If that shows signs of deception the perhaps Napoleon took a dive for the bankers and the 'pony-express' like ride was fantasy as he knew the outcome when he woke up in the morning
South African History 1652 -1902 Culminating in the Anglo Boer War & Battle at Spion Kop

Online history video on the battle of Spion Kop, the bloodiest battle of the Anglo Boer War in South Africa 1899 - 1902, where Winston Churchill reported that up to seven bombs per minute were landing on top of the Spion Kop mountain with massive clouds of orange lydite and that the British soldiers in the trenches were being blown to atoms. Known as the 'Acre of Massacre', it remains the smallest piece of ground on which more men lost their lives in a single battle than any battle fought anywhere in the world… and it is here, witnessing what the human race was capable of, that the seeds of Mahatma Gandhi’s passive resistance took root. Leading up to this moment in history are some of South Africa’s major historical events going as far back as 1652, including:
The arrival of the first settlers in South Africa and the origins of the Afrikaner people
Conflicts in the history of South Africa: 1652 – 1902
Black/White and British/Boer conflicts in South Africa: 1652 – 1902.
The British after burning many Boer farms set up concentration camps where disease was rampant which resulted in 29 000 Afrikaners and over 20 000 black people; men, woman and children dying in these camps.
Presented by South African Military Historian Ray Heron from Spion Kop Lodge and produced by Tekweni TV Productions
Video Chapters:
1. Arrival of Jan van Riebeeck 00:00:00
2. 1820 British Settlers 00:02:03
3. Nguni People migrate south from central Africa 00:02:47
4. Khoi People 00:03:37
5.The Great Trek 00:06:15
6. King Dingane and Piet Retief 00:08:37
7. Battle of Blood River (Ncome River) 00:11:06
8. Discovery of Diamonds in Kimberley 00:13:21
9. Anglo Zulu War 00:14:10
10. Discovery of Gold in the Transvaal 00:15:02
11 Transvaal War of Independence 00:15:55
12. Battle of Majuba 00:16:03
13. Discovery of Gold on the Witwatersrand 00:17:28
14. Paul Kruger 00:18:09
15. Cecil John Rhodes 00:18:57
16. Jameson Raid 00:19:23
17. Lord Alfred Milner meets with Paul Kruger 00:22:01
18. Start of the Anglo Boer War 00:24:45
19. First of the Modern Wars 00:27:22
20. Talana – First Battle 00:29:21
21. Siege of Ladysmith 00:29:56
22. General Buller 00:30:28
23. Battle of Colenso 00:31:32
24. Field conditions and British troop movements for the Relief of Ladysmith 00:34:15
25. Earl of Dundonald 00:36:30
26. Sir Charles Warren at Trichardt’s Drift 00:38:07
27. General Woodgate 00:39:49
28. Major Alexander Thornycraft 00:40:07
29. British troop preparation for the capture of Spion Kop 00:40:35
30. Battle of Spion Kop 00:44:04
31. Eastern side of Spion Kop 00:47:54
32. Position of British at Spion Kop 00:48:48
33. Winston Churchill 00:49:59
34. British with fixed bayonets storm Boer positions 00:50:31
35. General Woodgate mortally wounded 00:51:35
36. Naval guns fire from Mount Alice 00:52:22
37. General Thornycraft promoted to rank of Brigadier 00:54:01
38. Trenches 00:54:57
39. Boer General Prinsloo 00:55:55
40. Denys Reitz’s book ‘Commando’ 00:55:59
41. General Botha regroups retreating Boers 00:56:34
42. Robert Riddel leads men to Twin Peaks 00:57:11
43. Boers and British retreat in opposite directions and Spion Kop considered Boer Victory 00:58:10
44. Battle of Vaal Kranz 00:59:05
45. Battle of Tugela Heights 00:59:21
46. Relief of Ladysmith 00:59:33
47. Fascinating facts of 3 men at Spion Kop 00:59:56
48. Louis Botha becomes first Prime Minster of the Union of South Africa 01:00:1846. Winston
49. Churchill 01:00:24
50. Mahatma Gandhi serving as a stretcher bearer 01:00:31
51. Acre of Massacre Memorial 01:00:49
52. Burning of Boer Farms 01:02:28
53. Boer Woman and Children taken to camps 01:02:31
54. Block houses built to defeat Boers (bitter-enders) who continued to fight 01:03:18
The British climbed up the hill at night and in dense mist .[10] They surprised the small Boer piquet and drove them off the kop at bayonet point. Of the 15 men in the Boer piquet, one was mortally wounded and his grave lies on the hill to this day.[11] Ten British soldiers were wounded in the charge.[1] The surviving Boers retreated down the hill to their camp waking up their fellow Boers by screaming "Die Engelse is op die kop." (The English are on the hill.). A half-company of British sappers began to entrench the position with a mere 20 picks and 20 shovels (while almost 1,000 soldiers stood around idle) and Woodgate notified Warren of the successful capture of the hilltop.[12]

A sketch of the summits of Spion Kop

As dawn broke, the British discovered that they held only the smaller and lower part of the hilltop of Spion Kop, while the Boers occupied higher ground on three sides of the British position. The British had no direct knowledge of the topography of the summit and the darkness and fog had compounded the problem. Furthermore, the British trenches were inadequate for all defensive purposes. Because the summit of the kop was mostly hard rock, the trenches were at most 40 centimetres (16 in) deep and provided an exceptionally poor defensive position – the British infantry in the trenches could not see over the crest of the plateau and the Boers were able to fire down the length of the crescent-shaped trench from the adjacent peaks.
The Boer generals were not unduly concerned by the news that the British had taken the kop. They knew that their artillery on Tabanyama could be brought to bear on the British position and that rifle fire could be brought to bear from parts of the kop not yet occupied by the British.[4] However, the Boer generals also knew that sniping and artillery alone would not be sufficient to dislodge the British – and the Boer position was desperately vulnerable. If the British immediately established positions on Conical Hill and Aloe Knoll (the two unoccupied kopjes on the kop itself) they could bring their artillery to bear on Tabanyama, threatening the key Boer positions there. More importantly, there was a risk that the British would storm Trinity Peaks (Drielingkoppe) to the eastern end of Spion Kop. If Twin Peaks fell, the British would be able to turn the Boers' left flank and annihilate the main Boer encampment. The Boer generals realised that Spion Kop would have to be stormed quickly if certain defeat were to be averted. The Boers began to bombard the British position, dropping shells from the adjacent plateau of Tabanyama at a rate of ten rounds per minute. Meanwhile, Commandant Hendrik Prinsloo of the Carolina Commando captured Aloe Knoll and Conical Hill with some 88 men, while around 300 burghers, mainly of the Pretoria Commando, climbed the kop to launch a frontal assault on the British position. Prinsloo told his men: "Burghers, we're now going in to attack the enemy and we shan't all be coming back. Do your duty and trust in the Lord."[13] Minutes later, hundreds of Boers swarmed in to attack the British positions at the Spion Kop crestline, much to the surprise of the British.It was very unusual for the Boers to launch a daytime massed attack quickly resulting in vicious, close-quarters combat. This was not a custom of the Boers' style of warfare. The British Lee–Metford and Lee–Enfield rifles were no less deadly than the Boer Mauser rifles. However, both sides exchanged fire at close range and engaged in hand-to-hand combat, with the British wielding fixed bayonets and the Boers wielding hunting knives and their own rifles used as bludgeons. After suffering serious losses, the Boer assault carried the crest line after several minutes of brutal hand-to-hand combat, but could advance no further.
A kind of stalemate now settled over the kop. The Boers had failed to drive the British off the kop, but the surviving men of the Pretoria and Carolina commando now held a firing line on Aloe Knoll from where they could enfilade the British position and the British were now under sustained bombardment from the Boer artillery. The British had failed to exploit their initial success, and the initiative now passed to the Boers.

Thomas Pakenham, The Boer War, p. 286
A half-company of British sappers began to entrench the position with a mere 20 picks and 20 shovels (while almost 1,000 soldiers stood around idle)

Can any of the children here explain the definition of 'cannon fodder'.? Anybody what take a stab while looking at the various parameters? No need to push and shove, the thread will be here for awhile??
English football stadia stands are called Spion Kops, or Kops for short. This is because they resemble the steep nature of the hill near Ladysmith in South Africa where the Battle of Spion Kop took place in 1900.

The most famous Kop is that at Anfield, Liverpool's stadium.

Why not bomb the place to smithereens like the 1,000 soldiers. Did you send the stupidest leaders of the ones most beholden to the Dutch Jews?
When you start answering questions I will stop asking you to answer it on every thread you make or post in. We will be moving to the 1815 war after as that is probably as much bullshit as any other part of your 'nobel history'

Who came up with the idea of the name thing so the memory of the Jews massacring the Brits will always be there to let you know they can do the same thing any time they want. As demonstrated by you losing both WW's to Germany if not for 'outside help'.
I said the very same thing a few times.

How about Waterloo, could the French have taken a dive just so the Brits would win?? The English Stock Market and Bank of England was the prize gained at the end of the day. Maybe the outcome was already known that fateful morning rather some hell-bend riders carried the news back to London before anybody else. He give any interviews after his 'retreat to an island'??
Like 9/11, bombs or maxed out heroin addicts, if you were a General what would you choose??

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