A section of the Boer trenches at Magersfontein some time after the relief of Kimberley.
Although it is wrongly claimed from time to time that this was the first use of trenches in South Africa it is thought that
this was the first occasion that the Boers placed their trenches at the foot of a hill thereby taking the British by surprise.
The British force, under Lord Methuen, bombarded the crest of Magersfontein hill but as a result of the siting of the trenches wounded only three Boers.
Attached to the review of: Fortified Trade-Posts. The English in West Africa 1645-1822 by A.W. Lawrence. (London 1969.)
Fort St George, Elmina, (1487).
Fort San Sebastian, Shama.
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