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Pieter Kritzinger's grandfather, A. In he moved with his parents to the Ladybrand district of the Orange Free State and at the age of seventeen began farming on his own in the Rouxville district. Wessel died in the Bloemfontein Concentration Camp on 20 April Olivierhe took part in the invasion of the Cape Colony and took part in the Battle of Stormberg on 10 December At the time, Kritzinger was engaged to a daughter of General J.
The Boer victory at the Battle of Stormberg, in which British soldiers were killed and captured was part of the British Black Week. Gatacre's reputation sank after Stormberg, and he returned to England and to his pre-war posting. As a result of Lord Roberts's successful campaign which led to the collapse of Boer resistance on the western front and the occupation of Bloemfontein on 13 Marchthe commando's at Stormberg had to retreat hastily to the north and the Rouxville commando Off To The Boer War - Various - Through The Ages (CD) had to turn back.
Thereafter he fought in the military operation in the north eastern Orange Free State until the surrender of General Marthinus Prinsloo at the end of July Olivier was taken prisoner during an attack on Winburg on 27 AugustKritzinger was elected as the commandant of the Rouxville Commando. On General Christiaan de Wet's return from TransvaalKritzinger and his commando once more joined the main force and his appointment was confirmed.
In DecemberKritzinger's commando formed part of the force with which General Christiaan de Wet attempted to invade the Cape Colony. The plan was foiled and Kritzinger was instructed to try again with his own commando as soon as the Orange River was fordable.
On 16 December he succeeded in entering the Cape Colony at Odendaalstroom. Pursued by British columns, Kritzinger at the end of December crossed the railway between Noupoort and Middelburgwhere they derailed a train.
After this he changed direction and went northeastwards to Somerset East. There was a great deal of commotion along this route and colonial rebels joined his commando. His actions between December and April led to the escalation of the Second Boer War to parts of the Cape Colony which had hitherto been peaceful and caused the immediate intervention of an increasing number of mobile British units.
In the Cradock and Tarkastad districts he was forced to divide his commando in two and retreat with one half to the Orange Free State. He succeeded in fording the Orange River near Bethulie on 29 April In April he was promoted by General Christiaan de Wet to the rank of General at the age of 31 years.
However, his undertaking had lasting effects on the subsequent military operations, for henceforth the Second Boer War was also waged in British controlled areas and this gradually became an important theatre of war. The actions of a considerable number of rebel bands forced the British High Command to strengthen its forces in the Cape Colony at a time when it Off To The Boer War - Various - Through The Ages (CD) hoped that the Second Boer War was nearing its end.
The political outcome in the Cape Colony was even more serious, because the loyalty of the Cape Afrikaners became involved. Kritzinger invaded the Cape Colony once again at Norvalspont on 19 May Invested with more authority than he had formerly had, he united the rebel units in the area under him, then rode southwards and sent out, in all directions and under competent leaders, smaller sections whose number continually increased.
He occupied Jamestown in the Eastern Cape on 2 Junebut found himself hard-pressed when mobile units descended upon him. Once again the enemy converged upon him from all sides and he was driven westwards in the direction of the railway line to the north.
As he crossed the line on 16 December he was gravely wounded and taken prisoner while attempting to rescue a comrade, Lieutenant Gerrit Boldingh. Kritzinger safely reached the other side, but saw that Boldingh had been hit by a bullet, and turned back within a rain of bullet fire out of the nearby British blockhouse to go and rescue him.
According to the Aliwal North newspaper this act of bravery was worthy of a Victoria Cross, if Kritzinger had fought on the British side. The siege lasted almost days and finally ended when increasing numbers of British troops overwhelmed the Boers. Another famous battle was for Spion Kop, 24 miles from Ladysmith, which resulted in a victory for the Boers. As it was the highest peak in the region it was a key target for the British to capture. British troops had captured the summit by surprise in late January but morning fog blinded them from seeing Off To The Boer War - Various - Through The Ages (CD) were overlooked by Boer guns on surrounding hills.
Boers then fired down on the British who had dug poor defensive positions. The battle would claim British lives and almost 1, wounded. The British eventually won by the Army's sheer numbers while officers used a 'scorched earth policy' to cut off supplies to the Boers. This photograph is annotated describing the picture showing artillery on Zwartkop firing at Boer trenches.
The action highlighted in the photographs took place in Ladysmith, Spion Kop and St. Winston Churchill saw action in the Second Boer War as a young army officer before embarking on his political career and then serving in the First World War.
And Mahatma Gandhi, who later led India to independence, volunteered as a stretcher-bearer for the Boer side. One harrowing photo shows a number of fallen soldiers at Spion Kop after the battle. Numerous English football clubs later named banks of terraces after the steep hill in South Africa. Other images depict British soldiers in the heat of battle, either shooting or shelling the enemy, them laid up on a hospital ship as well as numerous Boer prisoners.
One of the most poignant images shows a large group of officers of the Rifle Brigade taken at the start of the war which was annotated afterwards to reveal those who were killed and injured. It is not known if he took the photos or collected them but he did annotate them. Mahatma Gandhi, who later led India to independence, volunteered as a stretcher-bearer for the Boer side. The British Army used a scored earth policy to remove resources including farm land from the Boers.
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