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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: Lieutenant-Colonel William D. Otter became the first Canadian-born officer to command this country's military. As commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry in South Africa, his no nonsense, no frills approach to soldiering brought him into conflict with the less disciplined ways of his officers and men, but his austere professionalism got results.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: On February 18, 1900, British forces began to besiege a Boer army at Paardeberg Drift. Among the attacking force were the ranks of the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry. This was the first major Canadian action of the South African War.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Under Lieutenant-Colonel T.D.B. Evans' leadership the Canadian Mounted Rifles carried out some very successful actions, including the seizure of a key hill at Leliefontein on 7 November 1900 that prevented the Boers from trapping a British force.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Jack Shadbolt, official war artist, is known for his paintings and sketchings of the German prisoner of war camps at Pettawawa (Ontario). Includes a brief biography as well as some of his works.
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: Image
Description: Two maps showing where "E" Battery of the Royal Canadian Field Artillery fought the Battle of Faber's Put, South Africa.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Image
Description: Two maps showing where the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry fought the Battle of Doornkop, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: During the South African War, apart from the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, all Canadian units that served in South Africa wore Stetsons. The hat became firmly identified with Canada and the Canadian military presence in South Africa.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Israel's Poort, the first major engagement for the Canadians since Paardeberg, established the Royal Canadians as a veteran battalion of the South African War.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
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