Editors. "Battle of Stormberg: British are defeated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In the course of the Second Boer War, the British suffer a defeat at Stormberg. This is to be the first of three humiliating defeats in a single week, with the Battle of Magersfontein the following day, and the Battle of Colenso on 15th December. As a result, this week comes to be known as 'Black Week' for the British.