Story: South African War

Troopers relaxing

Troopers relaxing

After the first year the war in South Africa became a mobile guerrilla war. The New Zealanders operated in small groups such as this, and the conditions were rough, with a greater emphasis upon quick responses to small skirmishes rather than massed large-scale actions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Jock Phillips, 'South African War - The troopers in South Africa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36201/troopers-relaxing (accessed 18 October 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012