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Vaal Kranz

Battle Name : Vaal Kranz

Date(s) : 05 February 1900 - 07 February 1900

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

Outcome : A victory for Boer forces over British Colonial forces

Type of battle : Land


Buller's Third attempt to break through the Boer lines overlooking the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith met with as little success as the previous ones, although mercifully with fewer casualties. Earned him the nickname 'Ferryman of the Tugela' for his repeated crossing and recrossing of that troublesome waterway.


Vaal Krantz ridge, north of the Tugela River and west of Colenso (South Africa)

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