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Type: Document
Description: On 13 October 1899, only two days after the outbreak of war, Boer forces began to besiege the hamlet of Mafeking. Under the command of Robert Baden-Powell, the tiny British garrison managed to hold out for the next eight months. In April 1900, Royal Canadian Field Artillery, C Battery arrived in the Cape Town area and made their way to Mafeking to provide reinforcements.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: On 22 June, 1900, as a patrol of eight Canadian Mounted Rifles neared the kopje at Honing Spruit, South Africa, they were attacked by several hundred Boers.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: This document provides detailed descriptions and background on the headgear, footwear, and insignia worn by the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Mounted Rifles, and Royal Canadian Field Artillery.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: In April 1902, the British requested a fourth Canadian contingent of 2000 men. The contingent was recruited in April 1902 and organized into the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th regiments of Canadian Mounted Rifles.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: During the South African War, Victoria Crosses were awarded for rescuing fellow soldiers under enemy fire, rear-guard action at Leliefontein, and for service in the Medical Corps.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: The legacy of the Canadian experience with machine guns in South Africa was that the Canadian Expeditionary Force went to war in 1914 armed with the Colt machine gun.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Following some negotiations, on February 8, 1900, the Laurier government announced the replacement of the British regiment in Halifax with a Canadian unit. Thus was born the 3rd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry (3 RCRI) that took up its duties in South Africa on 25 March 1900 .
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Image
Description: Three maps that show the location of the Battle of Leliefontein and the movement of British, Canadian, and Boer troops between 9am and 11am on November 7, 1900, near Belfast, South Africa.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: As an official war artist with the RCAF, Schaefer served with Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands in the United Kingdom and Iceland. His paintings, sketchbooks, and war diaries are retained in the art collection of the Canadian War Museum.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: The 1st Battalion of the Canadian Mounted Rifles was recruited at North-West Mounted Police posts across the western territories, in what are now the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, to fight in South Africa. Members of the police filled thirteen of the twenty officer positions and made up roughly forty percent of the other ranks.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
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