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Siege of Mafeking

Siege of Mafeking

The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Boer War. It took place in the town of Mafeking, South Africa over a period of 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900 and turned Robert Baden Powell into a national hero. The lifting of the Siege of Mafeking was a decisive vistory for the British and a crushing defeat for the Boers.

 

Title: Siege of Mafeking
Record Type: Historical Events
Type: Conflict
Date: 1899
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 39529