Mafikeng "Place of Stones" - A short history of the town,
Overview of the Siege.- A general overview of Siege.
Day to Day - The day to day happenings of the siege, as described by different people in their diaries.
Important People - Biographies of people that played a role in the siege.
Cultures - More about the cultures involved in the siege.
Logistics - Communication, Food and Money as well as Weapons.
Military Aspects - Animation of certain battles as well as a more detailed description, and the effect it had on the culture.
Today and tomorrow - A Pictorial overview.
Glossary - A short description of uncommon words and pronunciation of some Afrikaans words.
Interviews - Interviews with famous historians.
Remembrance - Lists of names that were knows to die in the war and a place were you can give your remembering to the brave heroes that died in the siege.
Credits - Credits to all the people that helped to make this possible.
|Before the South African War nobody knew of this
town, but after the Siege of Mafeking, it's name became a legend, even part of the
English language. See the location of Mafikeng
on the South-African Map. It has been called by different names, ranging from a
Victorian legend, a
White man's war but it is the Womb
of the new South Africa.
The siege of Mafeking lasted for seven months. It had kept Cronje and thousands of men immobilized in the beginning of the war and continued to do so. The loss or survival of Mafeking in the middle of nowhere was of no real importance to the war. Diaries were kept with great accuracy and war correspondents kept themselves busy by writing long reports.
Read through our site and you will be taken on a journey in the past that is fascinating and enlightening, but will also fill you with horror.
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Hear the pronunciation and explanation of the foreign words in Afrikaans by clicking on the word in the glossary.