The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

Historian David Clarke gives this lecture on The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal at Lauriston Castle on 16th August.

The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

About The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

The 118-day siege was the first moment when the horrors of 20th c. warfare were visited on a civilian population, stranding the British army and the local population- black and white- against a tide of invading Boer. David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War. He is a teacher in Edinburgh.

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About the lecturer
David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War. He is a teacher in Edinburgh.

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