Sentence Examples

  • Cronje and the envelopment of Kimberley by Free State commandos under General Wessels.
  • In Natal practically the whole of the available defence force was swallowed up by the steady success of the invasion; on the western frontier two British towns were isolated and besieged; and Boer commandos were on the point of invading Cape Colony, where the Dutch population seemed on the verge of rebellion.
  • At the close of 1900 the commandos under the direct influence of Louis Botha attacked the railway posts on the Middelburg railway and captured Helvetia.
  • In the meantime, while these posts were under construction, the harrying of the commandos by mobile columns was continued.
  • At last the Boer commandos gave up the struggle and on the 31st of May 1902 their leaders signed articles of peace at Pretoria.