London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

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Winston Churchill

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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is a book written by Winston Churchill.
In May, while he had still been in South Africa, his Morning Post despatches had been published as London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, which sold well.

Second Boer War

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It is a personal record of Churchill's impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War.
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria account of the war by Winston Churchill as a newspaper correspondent accompanying the troops

My Early Life

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Churchill later re-told the events described in articles in The Strand Magazine in 1923–24, and his autobiography My Early Life.
A significant portion of the book covers his experiences in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902 which he had earlier described in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900) and Ian Hamilton's March (1900).

Ian Hamilton's March

He produced a second volume of his experiences continuing where this one ceased, Ian Hamilton's March.
It is a description of his experiences accompanying the British army during the Second Boer War, continuing after the events described in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

South African Light Horse

This time, although continuing as a war correspondent, Churchill gained a commission in the South African Light Horse Regiment.
Churchill described this as a "dashing exploit of which the regiment... are immensely proud" in his book "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria".

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

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He was one of the first British troops into Ladysmith and Pretoria.
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria — a book by Winston Churchill that includes an account of the Relief of Ladysmith

Siege of Ladysmith

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It includes an account of the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of Churchill's capture and dramatic escape from the Boers. His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Redvers Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria.

Natal Government Railways

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The book was first published in 1900, and dedicated to the staff of the Natal Government railway.

4th Queen's Own Hussars

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In 1899 Winston Churchill, though he had left his Regiment, the 4th Hussars, in the previous March, was eager as ever to be within the sound of the guns and wasted no time in getting himself accredited to The Morning Post as war correspondent.

The Morning Post

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In 1899 Winston Churchill, though he had left his Regiment, the 4th Hussars, in the previous March, was eager as ever to be within the sound of the guns and wasted no time in getting himself accredited to The Morning Post as war correspondent.

War correspondent

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In 1899 Winston Churchill, though he had left his Regiment, the 4th Hussars, in the previous March, was eager as ever to be within the sound of the guns and wasted no time in getting himself accredited to The Morning Post as war correspondent.

Southampton

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He sailed from Southampton aboard the Dumottar Castle on 14 October and reached Cape Town on the 31st.

Cape Town

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He sailed from Southampton aboard the Dumottar Castle on 14 October and reached Cape Town on the 31st.

Portugal

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Churchill escaped from the prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles (480 km) to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager.

Maputo

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Churchill escaped from the prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles (480 km) to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager.

Maputo Bay

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Churchill escaped from the prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles (480 km) to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager.

Hero

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His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Redvers Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria.

Redvers Buller

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His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Redvers Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria.

Pretoria

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His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Redvers Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria.

Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

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In fact, he and the Duke of Marlborough, his cousin, were able to get ahead of the rest of the troops in Pretoria, where they demanded and received the surrender of fifty-two Boer guards of the prison camp there.

The Strand Magazine

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Churchill later re-told the events described in articles in The Strand Magazine in 1923–24, and his autobiography My Early Life.

Aylmer Haldane

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With two others, Captain Haldane and Sergeant Brockie, Churchill devised a plan.

Google Books

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Project Gutenberg

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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria at Project Gutenberg