Siege of Ladysmith Lifted
28th February 1900
During the Second Boer War, the 118-day Siege of Ladysmith is lifted.
In 1899 the Boers, armed with the latest European rifles and artillery, drove through Natal to help themselves to a seaport - Durban - only to spend their energies in laying siege to the market and railway town of Ladysmith.
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