Mount Itala Battlefield

25-26 September 1901

The British position consisted of sangars on the summit of the hill manned by about 80 men and a much larger sangar at the bottom of the hill. The Boers attacked and overran the defenders of the hill during the night but despite several attempts were unable to break through the defences of the main position the following day and by the end of the day they withdrew. During Gen. Louis Botha’s second invasion of Natal.

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