Battle of Magersfontein: British are repulsed by Piet Cronje

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Historical Context Note

In the course of the Second Boer War, the pattern of British defeat initiated at the Battle of Stormberg the previous day is continued when a British force under Lord Methuen is repulsed by Piet Cronje at Magersfontein in the Orange Free State. The so-called 'Black week' for the British is completed on 15th with Louis Botha's repulse of British commander Redvers Buller at the Battle of Colenso in Natal.
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Editors. "Battle of Magersfontein: British are repulsed by Piet Cronje". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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  1. British-Boer Wars