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Monday, December 01, 2008

The Sixth Frontier War


















During the frontier days of our great country nine frontier wars were fought. On Friday 28 November members of our unit and SABRE (South African Battlefield Reenactment) reenacted the whole Sixth Frontier War in condensed format. It happened to be one of the more successful wars fought by the local Xhosa as they had switched from wars of position to wars of attrition where full battles were avoided in favour of guerilla tactics. Even in this war they still clashed with the British in some battles, but then they would lose. In the end the British were forced to the negotiation table due to the losses they were suffering.

What a great job I have to sometimes be paid to play. Thanks to Basil Mills for the great effort they put together with little time.