Sentence Examples


  • Viljoen's commando, with which Pretorius was in sympathy, was known as the Volksleger, or Army of the People.
  • There was little fighting, but the commando carried off between two and three hundred native women and children - some of whom were redeemed by their friends, and some escaped, while many of the children were apprenticed to farmers.
  • General Botha stated that there were 83,000 burghers from 15 to 65 years of age on the commando lists.
  • Warden led against the Basuto a commando composed of British soldiers, farmers and a native contingent.
  • This commando was defeated at Viervoet, near Thaba Nchu, by the Basuto, who thereafter raided and plundered the natives opposed to them and the farmers who had helped the British.