"BRITISH TRENCH" Bergville Things to Do Tip by mtncorg

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  Remains of British trench atop Spion Kop
by mtncorg

Once atop the Kop, the British dug a trench of some 400 meters - noted on the battlefield by white paint splashed rocks - facing north. Little remains of the trench today though it is thought the trench was only 40 cm deep with a rampart of more rock and dirt that may have boosted its height to about one meter. Once the mists began to dissipate around 7 in the morning, General Woodgate realized his position was vulnerable to Boer crossfire from the surrounding hills and he pushed his troops further to the north and the crest of the hill - from the car park to the Boer Monument and over to the right end of the trench. The counterattack of the Boers was met and desperate fighting ensued.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2007
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