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
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19304, accessed 20 April 2018.]
- British-Boer Wars