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DIE LONGTOMKANONNE NA DIE SLAG VAN DALMANUTHA

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Author(s): B.V. Lombaard

Journal: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies
ISSN 2224-0020

Volume: 14;
Issue: 4;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Anglo Boer War | 155 mm canon | ZA Republic | Creusot Canon |  Le Creusot | East France | Long Tom | Battle of Dalmanutha (Bergh- en -dal)

ABSTRACT
At the beginning of the Anglo Boer War the ZA Republic owned four 155 mm canon. They are often referred to as Creusot Canon as they were manufactured at Le Creusot in the East of France.The English preferred to refer to these canon as Long Tom, a name by which they also became known among the burghers and civilians. The article below discusses the role and eventual fate of each of these canon after the Battle of Dalmanutha (Bergh- en -dal) which took place during 21-27 August 1900.
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