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Rare Boer War Map Published in Durban, South Africa

Detailed composite of three maps, describing the recent events of the Boer War. Particularly detailed is the central image that shows the activity around Colenso and Ladysmith in the early months of 1900. This main map shows battles around Ladysmith and references the site of the 'Armoured train disaster November 15th, 1899', which is the site of Winston Churchill's capture.

Map 2, at the top, shows Newcastle to Dundee with an inset profile view of Boer War positions as seen from Colenso. The Battle of Colenso was fought during the infamous Black Week of the war, in which the British Army was defeated three times in a row. These defeats showcased the weaknesses of the army when fighting against guerilla tactics.

Map 3 shows the area to the west of Durban. This was again a scene of ferocious fighting throughout the entire war, and especially during the Black Week.

There is also a London edition of the map.