Pretoria Image: Image from page 387 of “Battles of the nineteenth century” (1901)

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Identifier: battlesofninetee06forb
Title: Battles of the nineteenth century
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900 Atteridge, A. Hilliard (Andrew Hilliard)
Subjects: Battles Military history, Modern
Publisher: London New York : Cassell and Company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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and at two oclockLord Roberts made his formal entr\-, and theBritish flag was hoisted on the Parliament House.The victorious army then marched past in frontof it, the Guards leading, and it was three hoursbefore the long procession had gone by. So ended the second stage of the Boer war.The first had closed when Kimberley andLad\smith were rescued and the Boer invadersretired from the north of Cape Colony. In thesecond, the capitals of the two republics hadbeen occupied. It was four months from thedeclaration of war to the day when Frenchscavalry crossed the Free State frontier on theflank march to Kimberley. In a few days lessthan four months more Lord Roberts hadadvanced to Pretoria. Before hostilities began,those who knew South Africa best had predictedthat the most difficult period of the war wouldbe after the occupation of Pretoria, when theburghers, avoiding great battles, would haverecourse to a harassing guerilla warfare. Thatthird period of the conflict was now about tobegin.

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MASb .MEETING IS CAPE TOWN (iN FRONT OF THE TOWN HAI.I.) AKFIRMINi; THENEED OF ANNEXING THE REPUni.ICS, APRIL 3, 19OO. {,rhr;i> ? Mr. C. Ray Woods, Cape Town.) CHRONOLOGY OF THE BOER WAR UP TO THEFALL OF PRETORIA. 1899. June I.—First sitting of the Bloemfontein Conference,where Sir A. Milner met President Kruger todiscuss tlie Transvaal question —the Conferencewas brolien off without coming to any conclusion. „ 9.—The Volksraad adopted President Krugersfranchise proposals. ,, 14.—Papers setting forth the grievances of Out-landers were published.July 3.—The Volksraad instructed Transvaal Govern-ment to frame a law providing for an increasedParliamentary representation. ,, 8.—Revised Boer proposals were published. ,, 13.—Full text of Transvaal Franchise Bill published. ,, 18.—The Volksraad reduced retrospective qualify-ing term for franchise from 9 to 7 years, andannounced pending abolition of dynamitemonopoly. „ 22.—Mr. Schreiner telegraphed President Krugeru

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