The 118-day siege was the first moment when the horrors of 20th c. warfare were visited on a civilian population, stranding the British army and the local population- black and white- against a tide of invading Boer. David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War.  He is a teacher in Edinburgh.


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David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War.  He is a teacher in Edinburgh.

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The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

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Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 10:30am

The Corstorphine Trust has a rich archive relating to the history of transport in this distinct area of the city. From...

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The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10:30am

HMS Unicorn is a rare survivor. One of the oldest ships in the world still afloat and the oldest ship in Scotland, she was built in...

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