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The British Cemetery on top of Majuba Mountain

THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA - SUN 27TH FEBRUARY 1881 The British under Gen Colley occupied the top of Majuba mountain during the night having left their camp at Mt Prospect at 22h00. As the mountain overlooked the Burghers' positions across Laing's Nek it was necessary for them to remove the British. 3 groups started their ascent just after 07h00 and made their assault just after 12h00 driving the british off their "impregnable" position in less the half an hour. The British lost around 356 men killed, wounded or captured, including Gen Colley out of a force of 400 while the Burgher casualties were 2 killed and 4 wounded. A truly remarkable action. The Redcoat is a Guide for the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal

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  • Uploaded on July 27, 2011
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    by Redcoat
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 30
    • Taken on 2005/10/25 11:15:25
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash