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Шестой том истории великих войн девятнадцатого столетия от издательства Кассель содержит описания кампаний в Африке. Затронута тема колониальнойвойны в Южной Африке с бурами.Боевые действия рассмотрены в период с 1899 по 1900 годы. Комментарии британских военных по поводу организации ведения войны, применения новых для того времени средств – пулеметов, артиллерийских систем. Рассмотрена униформа британцев нового образца – защитного цвета. Для всех любителей униформологии, истории военного искусства.

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23- regiment was sent out to reconnoitre towards Drakensberg on the left. Suddenly they were fired on. From some point in the broken ground came the " Rap, rap, rap " of a Maxim. But the fire was badly aimed and touched no one. It ceased as suddenly as it had begun the guns had opened fire as soon as the infantry appeared on the crest, and were dropping their shells unpleasantly close to the long line, though few of them burst. At the first shot from our battery the Boer gunners changed their target, firing only at the guns, and firing with some gun and those who worked it hurr\-ing off to saier ground.

Away to the right the Manchesters and the Gordons were climbing strewed swiftly among the shoulder of the boulders that the ridge. Colonel Chisholme had dismounted a squadron of his Light Horse, and had brought them up to support the flank attack. The Boers had marked the encircling attack, and met it with showers of rifle bullets at one point where the Gordons had to narrow their front to pass between two small kopjes that rose from the hill. Here THE BOKR WAR. 26 the. uKaiicliig liic men falling killed or There was further the boulders.

Yule, moving towards Glencoe, sighted a body of the enemy near the main road to Ladysmith. They were not fugitives, however, but an advancing commando on its way south. He brought one of his batteries into action against them, and at the same time a troop of the i8th Hussars, who were scouting to the front, began skirmishing with some Boer horsemen. But the fire of the British battery found a strange echo from the Impati mountain far away to the north. There, on the same spur from which the Boer 40-pounders had bombarded Dundee the day before, they were again in action.

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