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South African Memories

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Download 01 - First Voyage to South Africa audio
Download 02 - Kimberley and the Jameson Raid audio
Download 03 - The Immediate Results of the Raid audio
Download 04 - Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1896 audio
Download 05 - Three Years After audio
Download 06 - Preparations for War audio
Download 07 - In a Rebellious Colony audio
Download 08 - Betrayed by a Pigeon audio
Download 09 - How I was made a Prisoner audio
Download 10 - Exchanged for a Horse Thief audio
Download 11 - Life in a Besieged Town audio
Download 12 - Life in a Besieged Town (continued) audio
Download 13 - Eloff's determined attack on Mafeking audio
Download 14 - Across the Transvaal to Pretoria during the War audio
Download 15 - Pretoria and Johannesburg under Lord Roberts and Military Law audio
Download 16 - My return to civilisation once more audio
Download 17 - The work of Lady Georgiana Curzon audio
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Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a madcap adventure in the company of her maid, travelling through the South African countryside until she was finally captured by the enemy and returned to the town in exchange for a horse thief being held there. Dwindling food supplies became a constant theme in the stories she sent back to the Mail and the situation seemed hopeless when the garrison was hit by an outbreak of malarial typhoid. In this weakened state the Boers managed to penetrate the outskirts of the town but the British stood firm and repelled the assault. (

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