Editors. "Battle of Ladysmith: Boers win". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In the course of the Second Boer War, the Boers under Piet Joubert inflict a humiliating defeat on the British at the Battle of Ladysmith, also known as the Battle of Nicholson's Nek, in the biggest British surrender since the Napoleonic Wars.