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Tugela Heights

Battle Name : Tugela Heights

Date(s) : 14 February 1900 - 27 February 1900

Part of : The 2nd Boer War (or Three Years War) ,

Outcome : A victory for British Natal Army over Boer (Transvaal) forces

Type of battle : Land


Buller's last, and finally successful attempt to cross the Tugela River. His steady, prepared and planned advance on the Boer positions on Wynne's Hill, Hart's Hill and Pieter's Hill was well supported by artillery. Although the casualties were heavy, they finally drove the Boers off the ridges beyond Colenso and opened the road to Ladysmith.