People of the siege of Mafikeng (2)

Baden Powell got his fame from two totally differently accomplishments. While he were serving in the British Army during the Boer War (1899-1902), he led the defense of Mafikeng for 217 day’s against a greatly outnumbered 1,200 Boers he became a hero. In 1907 when Baden-Powell learned that his text book ‘Aids to scouting’ (1899)…

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Money and stamps during the Siege of Mafikeng

Surely the normal monetary and postal system of the time existed during these time. But to understand why it was changed is closely knit with the understanding of Baden-Powell. Please read the biography of Baden Powell to understand better. It is open for discussion if his popularity has gone to his head. He received many…

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LEE-MEDFORD AND LEE-ENFIELD

Lee-Medford and Lee-Enfield Cavalry Carbines. Technical information In parallel with the introduction of the later Medford rifles a cavalry carbine was also underdevelopment being approved as the Mk.I in June 1894. Although in essence a shortened rifle the carbine differed from the contemporary rifle in a number of significant ways. Foremost amongstthese was a reduction…

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